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Biloxi Indians

Biloxi Tribe: Apparently a corruption of their own name Taneks anya, “first people,” filtered over the tongues of other Indians. Also called: Ananis Anaxis Annocchy, early French spellings intended for Taneks Polu’ksalgi, Creek name. Biloxi Connections. They belonged to the Siouan linguistic family. Biloxi Location. Their earliest historical location was on the lower course of Pascagoula River. (See also Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.) Biloxi Villages. None are known except those hearing the name of the tribe, unless we assume the “Moctobi” or “Capinans” to be a part of them. These, however, may have been merely synonyms of the tribal name. Biloxi History. It is possible that the Biloxi are the Capitanesses who appear west of Susquehanna River on early Dutch charts. On the De Crenay map of 1733, a Biloxi town site appears on the right bank of the Alabama River, a little above the present Clifton in Wilcox County, Alabama. This was probably occupied by the Biloxi during their immigration from the north. Individuals belonging to the tribe were met by Iberville on his first expedition to Louisiana in 1699, and in June of the same year his brother Bienville visited them. In 1700 Iberville found their town abandoned and does not mention encountering the people themselves, though they may have been sharing the Pascagoula village at which he made a short stop. A few years later, Pénicaut says (1702-23), St. Denis persuaded the Biloxi to abandon their village and settle on a small bayou near New Orleans but by 1722 they had returned a considerable distance toward their old home and were established on the former terrain...

Biloxi Tribe

Biloxi Indians. A name of uncertain meaning, apparently from the Choctaw language. They call themselves Taneks haya, ‘first people.’ A small Siouan tribe formerly living in south Mississippi, now nearly or quite extinct. The Biloxi were supposed to belong to the Muskhogean stock until Gatschet visited the survivors of the tribe in Louisiana in 1886 and found that many of the words bore strong resemblance to those in Siouan languages, a determination fully substantiated in 1892 by J. Owen Dorsey. To what particular group of the Siouan family the tribe is to be assigned has not been determined; but it is probable that the closest affinity is with Dorsey’s Dhegiha group, so called. The first direct notice of the Biloxi is that by Iberville, who found them in 1699 about Biloxi bay, on the gulf coast of Mississippi, in connection with two, other shall tribes, the Paskagula and Moctobi, the three together numbering only about 20 cabins1 . The Biloxi removed to the west shore of Mobile bay in 1702. In 1761 Jefferys spoke of them as having been north east of Cat island, and of their subsequent removal to the north west of Pearl river Hutchins, in 1784, mentions a Biloxi village on the west side of the Mississippi, a little below the Paskagula, containing 30 warriors. According to Sibley (1805) a part of the Biloxi came with some French, from near Pensacola, about 1763, and settled first in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, on Red River, whence they “moved higher up to Rapide Bayou, and from thence to the mouth of Rigula de Bondieu, a division of Red river,...

Louisiana Cemetery Records Pointe Coupe to Richland 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 Pointe Coupe Parish Following Cemeteries (hosted At Pointe Coupe Parish, Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project) Bodies Moved from St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Morganza Floodway Chenal Cemetery Cottonwood Cemetery Cottonwood Cemetery St. Ann’s Catholic Church Cemetery St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery St. Mary’s Cemetery St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Cemetery Rapides Parish Following Cemeteries (hosted At Rapides Parish, Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project) Alexandria Memorial Gardens 1998-1999 Burials Amiable Cemetery Ball Cemetery Ballard Cemetery Barnidge Cemetery Belgard Cemetery Also called Flournoy / Sibley Cemetery Bethel / Willis Flats Cemetery  Bethel Methodist Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Beulah Cemetery Big Island Memorial Gardens Cemetery Big Island Baptist Church Cemetery Big Island Memorial Gardens Cemetery Big Island Baptist Church Cemetery B’Nai Israel Cemetery Boyce Cemetery  Bradford Cemetery Brewer (Moore) Cemetery Buckeye Cemetery Burlew Cemetery Burns Cemetery Also called Burns/Blair Cemetery  Burrough Cemetery Busnell (Bayou Clear) Cemetery African-American Burials Butler Cemetery Butter Cemetery Calvery Baptist Church Cemetery Camp 8...

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