Natchitoches Confederacy

Natchitoches Indians, Natchitoches tribe. The word “Natchitoches” is generally supposed to be derived from “nashitosh”, the native word for pawpaw but an early Spanish writer, Jose Antonio Pichardo, was told that it was from a native word “nacicit” signifying “a place where the soil is the color of red ochre,” and that it was applied originally to a small creek in their neighborhood running through red soil. The following are synonyms: Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Nachittoos, Yoakum, 1855-56, vol. 1, p. 392. Nachtichoukas, Jefferys, 1761, pt. 1, p. 164. Nacitos, Linares (1716) in Margry, 1875-86, vol. 6, p. 217. Nactythos, Iberville (1699) in Margry, 1880, 1875-86, vol. 4, p. 178. Nadchito, Bienville (1700), in Margry, 1875-86, vol. 4, p. 434. Naketosh, Gatschet, Caddo and Yatassi MS., p. 77, B. A. E. Napgitache, McKenney and Hall, 1854, vol. 3, p. 82. Naquitoches, Belle-Isle (1721), in Margry, 1875-86, vol. 6, p. 341. Nashi’tosh, Mooney, 1896, p. 1092. Nasitti, Joutel (1687) in Margry, 1875-86, vol. 3, p....

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