G- 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.

Guachoya. A palisaded village, probably of the Quapaw, containing 300 houses in the 16th century, on the w. bank of the Mississippi, apparently a short distance below the mouth of the Arkansas. It was here De Soto died, May 21, 1542.

Guahate. A fertile province, probably in the present s. w. Arkansas, heard of by De Soto in 1541 at Quipana as being 8 days s. of that place. Gentl. of Elvas (1557) in French, Hist. Coll. La., n, 182, 1850.

Guasco. A province, possibly Caddoan, visited in 1542 by Moscoso, of De Soto s army, who there found much maize; situated probably in s. w. Arkansas or N. w. Louisiana. See Gentl. of Elvas (1557) in French, Hist. Coll. La., n, 1906 1850.


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

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