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H Louisiana 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.

Hipinimtch (hipi ‘prairie’, nimtch ‘road, portage’) .A former Chitimacha village on the w. side of Grand lake, at Fausse Pointe, near Bayou Gosselin, La.

Houaneiha. An unidentified village or tribe mentioned to Joutel (Margry, Dec., in, 409, 1878) in 1687, while he was staying with the Kadohadacho on Red r. of Louisiana, by the chief of that tribe as being among his enemies.

Houjets. An unidentified tribe containing 40 men described as of fine stature, living on a branch of Red r. of Louisiana, 6 leagues from the main stream, at the beginning of the 19th century. Baudry des Lozieres, Voy. a la Louisiane, 242, 249, 1802.

Huma (red). A Choctaw tribe living during the earlier period of the French colonization of Louisiana, 7 leagues above Red r. on the E. bank of the Mississippi, their settlement in 1699 containing 140 cabins and 350 families. A red pole (see Baton Rouge) marked the boundary between them and the Bayogoula on the s. In 1706 the Tonika fled to them from the Chickasaw, but later rose against them and killed more than half, after which the remainder established themselves near the site of New Orleans. Later they lived along Bayou La Fourche and in the neighborhood of the present Houma, La. , which bears their name. They are now supposed to be extinct. See Gatschet, Creek Migr. Leg., i, 113, 1884.


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