Language: Koasati
Family: Muskhogean
Stock: Muskhogean
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers Extinct
      The Kaskinampo were a sedentary hunter/farmer nation.  They were located along the Mississippi in present Phillips County, Arkansas when De Soto arrived.  The belligerence of the larger neighbor nations apparently forced many relocations and ultimately forced them to confederate with their close relatives, the Coushatta.
Aboriginal Locations
AR     Probably several villages near Helena
Present Locations
TX   Ancestors probably absorbed into the Alabama-Coushatta in Texas
Year History
1541 Appear in De Soto narratives under name of Casqui or Casquin as found near present Helena. Arkansas
1673 Visited by Marquette and Joliet
1701 Had moved to the Cumberland River and then on to the Tennessee River on the lower end of Pine Island [?] where the Coushatta were living on the upper end.
1800 Had probably joined the Coushatta
Year Total Population TN Source
1700 1,000 1,000 NAHDB calculation
1701 1,000 Canadian estimate of 150 warriors
1800 0 NAHDB calculation (had merged into Alabama tribe)
1900 0 NAHDB calculation 
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Alabama, Coushatta, Muklasa, Pawokti, Tuskegee
Kaskinampo Sites:
De Soto Expedition to the Mississippi
Kaskinampo Indians and their Neighbors
Koasati Language
Koasati Language
Koasati Linguistic Lineage
Public Anthropology

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