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Tuskegee

 

 

Ethnie: TUSKEGEE
Language: Alabaman
Family: Muskhogean
Stock: Muskhogean
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers None
       The Tuskegee were a sedentary hunter/farmer tribe. They were located on a point of land at the conflux of the Coosa and Talapossa Rivers, just northeast of present Montgomery. They divided into two bands, with one eventually joining the Cherokee. The second band settled among the Creek, and removed to Oklahoma with the larger nation, but settled separately.  A few individuals migrated to Florida and joined the Seminoles where they lived a hunter/gatherer existence.
Aboriginal Villages
AL     Tasqui, Tasquiqui
Present Locations
OK   About the area of Beggs; others among Cherokee
Year History
1540 Visited by De Soto at Tasqui
1567 Visited by Pardo, 2 towns
1705 Divide into two bands on Tennessee River, one band eventually settled among Cherokee
1715 Band moved to Creek villages onthe Chatahoochee while others located on the Little Tennessee in NC and in TN below Chattanooga
1837 Migrated to Oklahoma with Creeks but established separately; later moved farther northwest near the Yuchi
Year Total Population AL GA OK Source
1700 400 400     NAHDB calculation
1760 200       Swanton
1799 150       Swanton
1800 150 150 NAHDB calculation
1832 216 Census
1900 300     300 NAHDB calculation 
2000 600     600 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Alabama, Muklasa, Pawokti,
Tuskegee Sites:
Alabama Indian Tribes  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/alabama/
Alabama Language  http://www.ling.unt.edu/~montler/Alabama/
Alabama Language  http://www.native-languages.org/alabamas.htm
Origin of Earth  http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore35.html
Tennessee Indian Tribes  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tennessee/
Tuskegee Indian Baptist Church  http://www.rootsweb.com/~okmcinto/Local_History/TuskHist.htm
Tuskegee in Florida  http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v014/v014p053.html
Tuskegee Literature  http://www.indigenouspeople.net/tuskegee.htm

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