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Washa Indians

Washa Tribe: Appearing oftenest in literature in the French form Ouacha, meaning unknown. Washa Connections. The nearest relations of the Washa were the Chawasha and both belonged to the Chitimachan branch of the Tunican linguistic family. Washa Location. Their earliest known location was on Bayou La Fourche, perhaps in the neighborhood of the present Labadieville, Assumption Parish. Washa Villages. None are known under any but the tribal name. Washa History. As stated in treating the Chawasha, this tribe and the one just mentioned may have been those which attacked Moscoso’s flotilla at the mouth of the Mississippi. Shortly after Iberville reached America in 1699, the Washa and three other tribes west of the Mississippi came to make an alliance with him and a little later, on his way up the great river, he fell in with some of them. He calls Bayou La Fourche “the River of the Washas.” In July 1699, Bienville made a vain attempt to establish friendly relations with them, but we hear little more of them until 1715 when Bienville moved them to the Mississippi and settled them 2 leagues above New Orleans on the south side of the Mississippi. In 1739 the Washa and Chawasha were found living together at Les Allemands, and they probably continued in the same neighborhood until a considerably later period. Sibley (1832) says the tribe in 1805 was reduced to 5 persons (2 men and 3 women) scattered in French families. Washa Population. A memoir attributed to Bienville states that in 1715 the Washa numbered 50 warriors, having been reduced from 200. This is the only separate estimate of...

Louisiana Cemetery Records Acadia to Calcasieu Parish

Louisiana Cemetery records are listed by parish then name of cemetery within the Louisiana parish. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Louisiana Cemetery Records Acadia to Calcasieu ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Caldwell to Concordia ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Desoto to Franklin ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Grant to Lincoln ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Pointe Coupe to Richland ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Sabine to St. Helena ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records St. James to St. Tammany ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Tangipahoa ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Tensas ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records Winn ParishLouisiana Cemetery Records: Livingston – Natchitoches ParishesLouisiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Natchitoches to Plaquemines ParishLouisiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Terrebonne to West Feliciana Acadia Parish Fuselier (aka Dupre) (hosted AtAcadia Parish, Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project) Allen Parish Following Cemeteries (hosted At Allen Parish, Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project) Akins Arkadelphia Cemetery Black Jack Cemetery Bond Botley–African American Botley Buck Martin Canada – African American Caney Creek Carter Memorial Catholic Cemetery Cherry Grove Community Creel Cryer Deshotel Green Oak Green Oaks Hamilton Hampton Memorial Horton Kinder–African American Kinder-McRill Kinder-McRill Cemetery Leblanc Cemetery Lyles Lyles– McGee Nevils Cemetery Oakdale Oakdale Oak Hill Oak Hill Oaklin Springs Oberlin Old Cole Palestine Pecan Grove Pine Chapel Reed Reeves Family Rest Haven Cemetery Simmons Simmons St. John’–African American St. Michael–African American Turner Turner Old Young Cemetery Ascension Parish Following Cemeteries (hosted At Ascension Parish, Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project) Broussard Cemetery Carpenter’s Chapel Cemetery Donaldsonville Protestant Cemetery Assumption Parish List of Assumption Parish Cemeteries (hosted At Assumption Parish, Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project) Avoyelles Parish Following Cemeteries (hosted At Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana...

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