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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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 texts represent both traditional and modern Native American literature genres and narrative types, such as creation myths, prophecies, oral tradition, contemporary written stories, traditional tales, songs, humorous stories, animal tales, history, memoir, and folktales.
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.