Language: Choctaw
Family: Western Muskhogean
Stock: Muskhogean
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
      The Napochi were a sedentary hunter/farmer tribe. They were located along the Black Warrior River. Early conflicts forced at least some of the Napochi into joining the Chickasaw. The Napochi may, on the other hand, be the original tribe of the Acolapissa.
Aboriginal Locations (# of Villages)
AL    (?)
Present Locations
Probably confederated into the Chickasaw now in OK, and/or may be the ancestors of the Acolapissa who confederated into the Houma in LA
Year History
1559 Name of tribe appears in account of Don Tristan de Luna
1560 De Luna assisted people of Coosa against Napochi reducing them to "allegiance", tribe possibly later joined Chickasaw
1700 Iberville identified what may have been Napochi ancestors among Chickasaw
Year Total AL Population   Source
Arrival 1,000   NAHDB aboriginal estimate
1700 0   NAHDB calculation
1800 0   NAHDB calculation
1900 0   NAHDB calculation 
2000 0   NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Acolapissa, Bayougoula, Chakchiuma, Chickasaw, Houma, Mobile, Okelusa, Pascagoula, Pensacola, Tohome
Napochi Sites:
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Choctaw Indians
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