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The Atakapa families live at the mouth of the Mississippi, in a village only accessible by boat.
25 Atakapa Ishak Nation Honoring Our Heritage Powwow.
ATAKAPA (ATF-149)--October 11-14, 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, Contact Paul Kelly, Phone (410) 867-1972, Email pvkelly1@yahoo.
The Native peoples mentioned are the Abnakis, Alibamus, Apaches, Arkansas, Atakapas, Biloxies, Caddos, Cances, Choctaws, Chawanons, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Creeks, Delawares, Loups, Nahas, Mascoutens, Mesquakis (Mascokees is here the Spanish version of the tribe more commonly known as Fox), Mikasuki (the Spanish rendering here is Mecasuques), Miamis, Opelousas, Osages, Plankashaws, Sauks, Seminoles, Sioux, Talapoosas, Tawehashes, Tunicas, Wabashes, and Yuchis.
Those deep-forest, Spanish-moss swamps of Louisiana, where I've since paddled and camped with Cajun trappers, are spellbinding, larger than life, with gators, panthers, spoonbills, and storks, plus legends African, French, Atakapas.