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Synonyms for Atakapa

a member of an Indian people formerly living along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas

a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas

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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
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. But after the death of two of his three children, my grandfather forswore further adventures and remained an obstetrician back in Missouri till the First World War.