A- Mississippi Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Ackia. A Chickasaw village in N. Mississippi, attacked by the French and Choctaw in 1736. Gayarre, Louisiana, I, 480, 1851.

Alamucha. A former Choctaw town in Kemper co., Miss., 10 m. from Succarnooche cr., an affluent of Tombigbee r.

Alloouloanshaw. A town on the head waters of Pearl r., Neosho co., Miss., occupied by the Oklafalaya Choctaw. West Fla. map, ca. 1772.

Amalahta. A Chickasaw town in N. Mississippi, which, according to Adair (Hist, Inds., 354, 1775), stood at some distance from the other Chickasaw towns. They met the French there in a sanguinary battle during the first Chickasaw war of 1736. (A. S. G.)

Anamiewatigong (at the tree of prayer, i. e., the cross, from a large wooden cross planted by one of the early missionaries on the bluff where the village now stands. Kelton). An Ottawa village in Emmet co., lower Michigan. It is called La Croix by the French, and Cross Village by the Americans, both conveying the same idea as the Indian name.

Ashukhúma (red grass) . A Chickasaw town mentioned by Romans (East and West Fla., 63, 1775). It was probably in Pontotoc or Dallas co. , Miss.

Ayanabi (iron wood). A former Choctaw village on Yannubbee cr., 2 m. above its confluence with Petickfa, about 8 m. s. w. of Dekalb, Kemper co., Miss. Ac cording to tradition it was the scene of a conflict between the Creeks and the Choctaw in the 18th century, and being a neutral town was selected as the place for negotiating peace. In 1811 the town was visited by Ellskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet, in the interest of Tecumtha, and 2 years later a band of about 30 of its warriors joined the Creeks in the British cause.

 

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906



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Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 13 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/a-mississippi-indian-villages-towns-and-settlements.htm - Last updated on Oct 15th, 2013


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