Select Page

Mosopelea Tribe

Discover your family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

Start Now

Mosopelea Indians. A problematic tribe, first noted on Marquette’s map where “Monsoupelea” or “Monsoupera,” is marked as an Indian village on the east bank of the Mississippi some distance below the mouth of the Ohio.  In 1682 LaSalle found a Mosopela chief with 5 cabins of his people living with the Taensa, but whom they had been adopted after the destruction of their former village by some unknown enemy.

Alternate Spellings:

  • Mansoleas – Barcia, Ensayo, 261, 1723.
  • Mansopela – Douay in Shea, Discovery, 222, 224 (note), 268, 1852.
  • Mansopelea – Hennepin, Cont. of New Discov., 48a, 1698.
  • Mausalea – McKenney and Hall, Ind. Tribes, III, 81, 1858 (possibly identical).
  • Medchipouria – Iberville (1702) in Margry, Déc;., IV, 601, 1880(same ?).
  • Monsopela – Coxe, Carolana, map, 1741.
  • Monsßpelea – Marqnette’s map in Shea, Discov., 1852.
  • Monsoupelea – Thevenot, ibid., 268.
  • Mosopelea – Allonez (1680) in Margry, Déc., II, 95, 1877.
  • Mosopelleas – Tonti (1683) , ibid., I, 610, 1876.
  • Mosopolca – Hennepin, Cont. of New Discov., 310, 1698.
  • Mosopolea – LaSalle (1682) in Margry, Dec., II, 237, 1877.

 

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search


It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares

Share This

Share this post with your friends!