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also Mic·co·su·kee  (mĭk′ə-so͞o′kē)
n. pl. Mikasuki or Mik·a·su·kis also Miccosukee or Mic·co·su·kees
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northwest Florida, now forming part of the Seminole people of southern Florida.
2. The Muskogean language of the Mikasuki.
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or Mic•co•su•kee

(ˌmɪk əˈsu ki)

n., pl. -kis or -kees, (esp. collectively) -ki or -kee.
1. a member of an American Indian people, formerly part of the Creek Confederacy and surviving chiefly as one of the two branches of the Muskogean family represented among the Seminoles.
2. the Muskogean language of the Mikasuki.
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The Seminole and Mikasuki women simply made use of the sleeve's seam.
However, since the Seminoles and Mikasuki went largely without white contact from 1850 until the mid 1870s, it can only be conjectured.
It was promised to the entire Muskogean language family: the Choctaw, the Chickasaw, the Seminole (along with some of their Mikasuki cousins), and the diverse peoples of the Creek Confederacy (including the Maskoke Creek, Alabama, Quassarte, and the Hitchiti, to name a few) and the non-Muskogean-speaking peoples who came with the Confederacy: the Euchee, the Natchez, and the Yamasee.
Luri (F9), Makah (M1), Malay (B5), Menye (B14, K6), Mikasuki (B14, K6), Mixtec (B14, K6), Mono (B14, K6, M2, N5), Marie (K6, T6).
Almost immediately West introduces the reader to an unfamiliar term, i:laponathli:, the name the southernmost Florida Seminole people give themselves, and she moves comfortably between this name (and its native variants) and the names white people have given the groups over the years, including Seminoles and Mikasuki (sometimes spelled Miccosukee).
At the beginning of 1796, Cannard established a small plantation about twelve miles from the Spanish fort at Apalache, at the head of the Wakulla River.(109) At this establishment, slaves worked unsupervised, producing corn for the nearby Spanish fort and for the Seminole town of Mikasuki, near the lake of the same name (Miccosukee).
Kinache, the head of Mikasuki, and Payne, the head of the Alachua Seminoles near present-day Gainesville, Florida, practiced a different type of slavery.
Mikasuki, the closest Indian town to the Negro Fort, absorbed many of the refugees.
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.
Other Native leaders are the Seminole Autassle Micco; Canard; Chactamathaha; Esau Haujo, for whom Hodge offers several variations if this man is to be identified as Hillis Hadjo (known to the English as Francis the Prophet); Joanny, Kehigee; the Mikasuki leader Kinache; Mislague; Mongoulacha Mingo; Peck Cornel; Stonahuma; Tamiatcho; Alibamu Sulumastabe; and the Talapoosas Paucho and Topalca.
Again, the indexes offer at a glance direct references to many Native peoples: Caddos, Choctaws, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Chippewas, Chuas, Comanches (naming different subgroups), Delawares, Foxes, Kansas, Kaskasklas, Mikasukis, Missouris, Ottowas, Pawnees, Pitavirate Neisy Pawnees, Pawnee Republic, Grand Pawnees, Peorias, Osages, Sauks (Sacs), Seminoles, Senecas, Shawnees, Potawatomies, Quapaws, Weas, Winnebagos and Wyandots.