A New Siouan Dialect

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Torch Press, 1909 - Ethnology - 486 pages
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Page 481 - ... Offogoulas," says Charlevoix, "were then on a hunt; on their return they were strongly urged to enter the plot ; but they steadily refused, and withdrew to the Tonicas, whom they knew to be of all the Indians the most inviolably attached to the French."/ The earlier association which we know to have subsisted between these two tribes may also be assigned as a probable cause of their association with them at that period. During the subsequent hostilities they continued firm friends and efficient...
Page 480 - ... January 26, 1722, La Harpe entered the Yazoo, and describes the condition of the lower Yazoo tribes thus: "The river of the Yasons runs from its mouth north-northeast to Fort St. Peter, then north a quarter northwest half a league, and turning back by the north until it is east a quarter northeast another half league as far as the low stone bluffs on which are situated settlements of the Yasons, Courois, Offogoula, and...
Page 481 - for some years some Indian families of the offogoula nation, the remains of a fairly numerous nation which the CTiilcachas have not ceased to persecute, have established themselves [at Natchez]; they are housed under the cannon of the fort, and in war expeditions they join our troops in order to pursue our enemies.
Page 481 - He gives the number of their warriors as fifteen. In 1784 Hutchins states that they had a small village of about a dozen warriors on the western bank of the Mississippi, eight miles above Point Coupee...
Page 479 - seven villages, which are the Tonicas, Ouispe, Opocoulas, Taposa, Chaquesauma, Outapa, Thysia.

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