I- 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.

Ikatchiocata. A former Choctaw town between the headwaters of Chicasawhay and Tombigbee rs., Miss.

Imongalasha (Imoklasha, ‘their people are there’). A former Choctaw settlement, sometimes called West Imongalasha to distinguish it from Imongalasha Skatane, and also popularly known as Mokalusha. It was situated on the headwaters of Talasha cr., Neshoba co., Miss., and was the most important Choctaw town in that region, the name appearing often in early government records. Tecumseh visited it in 1811 and held a council there. In 1824 it was almost abandoned owing to the ravages of smallpox. The houses of the settlement, with the small fields intervening, covered an area of 3 m. N. and s., and 1½ m. E. and w. It consisted of a number of hamlets, the names of which, from s. to N., were Yaneka Chukkilissa, Onaheli, Nanihaba, and Bihikonlo. Halbert in Miss. Hist. Soc. Publ. , vi, 431, 1 902.

Imongalasha Skatane (Imoklasha Iskitini, ‘Little Imongalasha’). A former Choc taw town on the E. prong of Yazoo cr., now known as Flat cr., a N. affluent of Petickfa cr., Kemper co., Miss. Halbert in Miss. Hist Soc. Pub., v , 423, 1902.

Inkillis Tamaha (English town). One of the former so called Choctaw Sixtowns in the N. w. part of Jasper co., Miss. It gave its name to a considerable tract in that part of the county and extending into Newton co. It is said to have received this name from the fact that the English made a distribution of property there in early times. Halbert in Ala. Hist. Soc., Misc. Coll., i, 382, 1901.

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. 24 January 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/i-mississippi-indian-villages-towns-and-settlements.htm - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013

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