Chiakanessou Indians. Mentioned by a French trader as a tribe of 350 warriors, associated with the Alibamu, Caouikas (Kawita), Machecous (Creeks), and Souikilas (Sawokli). Possibly the Creeks of Chiaha, the ending being the misspell Creek isti, people; or, less likely, the Chickasaw. On the De l’Isle map of 1707 “Chiacantesou,” which is probably the same, is located much farther northwest, within the Caddoan country.
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For Further Study
The following articles and manuscripts will shed additional light on the Chiakanessou as both an ethnological study, and as a people.
- Bouquet, Exped., Smith’s ed., 70, 1766.