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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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BRASSEAUX, ACADIAN TO Cajun, supra note 9, at 110-11 ("A great deal of confusion regarding [Francophones on the Opelousas and Attakapas prairies] existed among outsiders, who in [the years 1865-95] sometimes labeled them Creoles, sometimes Cajuns.
Amongst these families on the Opelousas and Attakapas prairie the pattern of slave ownership changed very slowly throughout the Spanish period.
He also expresses contempt for the Inkilish okla, or the English people, because they have traded axes with the Attakapas (97-102).
37) Luis Penalver y Cardenas, New Orleans, 12 September 1799, V-3-a, UNDA; Miguel Bernardo Barriere to Luis Penalver y Cardenas, Attakapas, La.
For more than a quarter of century, the Attakapas country and the Opelousas prairies were populated by a group of men who contended that the cattle which fed upon the prairie were the property of those who caught them.
Entre ellos se encontraba Jose Antonio Navarro y Erasmo Seguin, ahora convertidos en refugiados y que junto a otros de sus colegas terminaron como trabajadores en poblados como Opelousas, Attakapas y Bayou Pierre.