Ethnie: CHATOT
Language: Chatot
Family: Muskhogean
Stock: Muskhogean
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers Language extinct
       The Chatot were a sedentary tribe located west of the Apalachicola River in Florida. They relocated often due to White pressure before being absorbed into other cultures.
Aboriginal Locations
Chacato, Tolentino
Present Locations
Extinct, probably absorbed into other cultures
Year History
1639 Made peace with Florida governor
1674 2 missions established for tribe
1675 Rebellion, ended by Florencia, settled near Apalachee town of San Luis
1699 Attacked by Creek, 42 carried away
1706 Attacked again, fled to Mobile
1763 Mobile ceded to English, Chatot moved to LA
1924 Some Louisiana Choctaw remembered former presence of tribe in state
Year Total Population FL LA Source
1674 1,350 1,350     Swanton estimate
1700 1,000 1,000   NAHDB calculation
1707 900     Bienville estimate
1725 140       Swanton estimate
1800 100 100 NAHDB calculation
1900 50   50 NAHDB calculation 
2000 0     NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Chatot Sites:
Chatot Indain Tribe History
Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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