Onathaqua Tribe

Onathaqua Indians (possibly intended for Ouathaqua). A tribe or village about Cape Cañaveral east coast of Florida, in constant alliance with the Calusa in 1564 (Laudionniére). Probably identical in whole or in part with the Ais tribe. Not to be confounded with Onatheaqua.

Alternate Spellings:

  • Oathkaqua – De Bry map (1591) in Le Moyne, Narr., Appleton trans., 1875.
  • Onathqua – Laudionniére (1564) in French, Hist. Coll., Louisiana, n.s., 282, 1869 (possibly for Ouathaqua).
  • Onothaca – Brackenridge, Louisiana, 84, 1814.
  • Otchaqua – De l’Isle, map, 1700.

Topics:
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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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