Atakapa

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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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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.