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Taposa Indians

Taposa Tribe: Meaning unknown. Taposa Connections. As this tribe is said to have been allied with the Chickasaw and, unlike the Tunica and Tiou, did not have an r sound in their language, there is every reason to suppose that they belonged to the Muskhogean stock. Probably they were most closely affiliated with their neighbors, the Chakchiuma and Chickasaw. Taposa Location. Their earliest known location was on Yazoo River a few miles above the Chakchiuma. Taposa History.-The Taposa are first mentioned by Iberville in and the missionary De Montigny, in 1699. On the De Crenay map of 1733 (1910) their village is placed very close to that of the Chakchiuma, whose fortunes they probably followed. Taposa Population. The only hint as to the size of this tribe is given by Le Page du Pratz who says that the Taposa had about 25 cabins, half the number he assigns to the Chakchiuma. Other writers usually include them with the...

Taposa Tribe

Taposa Indians. A tribe formerly living on Yazoo river, Mississippi of which little beyond the name is known.  Iberville heard of them in 1699, when they were said to be between the Ofogoula and the Chakchiuma on Yazoo river.  Baudry des Lozières mentioned them in 1802, under the name Tapouchas, as settled in village with the Chakchiuma and Ibitoupa on upper Yazoo river, and in fact they were really the most northerly Yazoo tribe.  They appear to have been one of the tribes confederated with the Chickasaw, and according to Le Page du Pratz spoke the same language.  They occupied 25 cabins in...

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