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The word Mississippi comes from and Indian word meaning "Father of waters"


Tribes and Bands of Mississippi

Acolapissa, Biloxi, Capinans, Chakchiuma, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Choula, Grigra, Houma, Ibitoupa, Koasati, Koroa, Mississippi Band Choctaw, Mactobi, Natchez, Ofo or Ofogoula, Okelousa, Pascagoula, Pensacola, Quapaw, Taposa, Tiou, Tunica, Yazoo

Mississippi Band of Choctaw


Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethonolgy, Bulletin #30 1907.
Swanton, John R. The Indians Tribes of North America ( ) Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of AMerican Ethnology Bulletin #145.


  • Choctaw Reservation:
  • Mississippi Choctaw:  State, under jurisdiction of Choctaw Agency, Tribe: Choctaw


Isaacs, Katherine M., editor. Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America. U.S. Data Sourcebook, Volume11 Appendices. Bureau of Indian Affairs List of American Indian Reservations, Appendix E, Indian reservations, Omnigraphics, Inc., 1991.


  • Choctaw Agency, 421 Powell, Philadelphia, MS 39350 


Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1180: Historical Sketches. Clearwater Publishing Co., Inc., 1974.

Family History Library

  • Superintendent of Indian Trade Choctaw Trading House reocrds 1803-1924   T 500 1st film of 6: 1025085

Web Sites

See Also:

Mississippi - History for a calendar including dates of importance to American Indians

Mississippi - Military   for a list of forts


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