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Muklasa

 

 

Ethnie: MUKLASA
Language: Alabaman
Family: Muskhogean
Stock: Muskhogean
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers None
      The Muklasa were a small sedentary hunter/farmer tribe. They were located on the south bank of the Talapoosa River in Montgomery County, Alabama. They probably eventually confederated with the Creeks sometime after the Creek-American War.
Aboriginal Locations (# of villages)
AL   (1)
Present Locations
Confederated into the Creek in AL and OK
Year History
1675 On the Talapoosa River
1813 Migrated to Florida after the end of the Creek-American War
1884 Gatschet describes town of Muklasa name in Creek Nation
1911 Swanton could not confirm Gatchet findings
Year Total AL Population Source
1700 250 NAHDB calculation
1760   Swanton, 50 men
1761   Swanton, 30 men
1792     Swanton, 30 men
1800 150 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation 
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Alabama, Coushatta, Kaskinampo, Pawokti, Tuskegee
Muklasa Sites:
Alabama Indian Tribes
Alabama Language  http://www.ling.unt.edu/~montler/Alabama/
Alabama Language  http://www.native-languages.org/alabamas.htm
Indian Chiefs (see Wolf King)  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmamcrk4/crkchf7.html

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