Huma (red). A Choctaw tribe living during the earlier period of the French colonization of Louisiana, 7 leagues above Red river on the east bank of the Mississippi, their settlement in 1699 containing 140 cabins and 350 families. A red pole marked the boundary between them ad the Bayogoula on the south. 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, Louisiana, which bears their name. They are now supposed to be extinct.
MLA Source Citation:Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 February 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/huma-tribe.htm - Last updated on Sep 12th, 2011
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