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Noun1.Atakapa - a member of an Indian people formerly living along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
2.Atakapa - a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
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Encompassing a broad period from 1830 to 2014, Marcia Haag (linguistics, University of Oklahoma) presents translated texts and commentary on literature by indigenous linguistic and cultural groups of the American Southeast: Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Yuchi, Cherokee, Koasati, Houma, Catawba, and Atakapa.
the Spanish, but the Atakapa name Quelqueshue ("Crying Eagle")
She spoke with both fishers and with members of a community of the first Louisianans, the native Atakapa people.