C- Arkansas Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Cachaymon. A village or tribe, possibly Caddoan, mentioned by Iberville (Margry, Dec., iv, 178, 1880), in the account of his voyage up the Mississippi in 1699, as being on or near Red r. of Louisiana. Possibly identical with Cahinnio.

Casqui. An unidentified province and town, probably on lower St Francis r., E. Ark., visited by De Soto s army immediately after crossing the Mississippi in 1541. It is possibly cognate with Akanze, a name for the Quapaw.

Catamaya. A town w. of the Mississippi r., visited by the De Soto expedition in 1542 and mentioned as two days journey from Anoixi, perhaps ins. w. Arkansas. Gentl. of Elvas (1557) in French, Hist. Coll. La., n, 182, 1850.

Cayas. A tribe visited by the De Soto expedition in 1542, apparently in w. Arkansas. Schoolcraft’s identification of the name with Kansa is of very doubtful value.

Chaguate. A village, probably belonging to a division of a southern Caddoan tribe, formerly situated in the region of Washita r., Ark.; visited by Moscoso and his troops in the summer of 1542. See Gentleman of Elvas (1557) in French, Hist, Coll. La., n, 193, 1850.

Chavite. A province w. of the Mississippi and near Washita r., Ark., which probably took its name from a tribe of the southern Caddoan group. De Soto’s troops passed through this country during the summer of 1542, and found the people making salt. See Biedma (1544) in French, Hist. Coll. La., ii, 107, 1850.

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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