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Muklasa Tribe: Meaning in Alabama and Choctaw, “friends,” or “people of one nation.”

Connections. Since the Muklasa did not speak Muskhogean and their name is from the Koasati, Alabama, or Choctaw language, and since they were near neighbors of the two former, it is evident that they were connected with one or the other of them.

Location. On the south bank of Tallapoosa River in Montgomery County. (See Florida and Oklahoma)

History. When we first hear of the Muklasa in 1675 they were in the position above given and remained there until the end of the Creek-American War, when they are said to have emigrated to Florida in a body. Nothing is heard of them afterward, however, and although Gatschet (1884) states that there was a town of the name in the Creek Nation in the west in his time, I could learn nothing about it when I visited the Creeks in 1911-12.

Population.-In 1760 the Muklasa are said to have had 50 men, in 1761, 30, and in 1792, 30. These are the only figured available regarding their numbers.

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