Ethnie: OSOCHI
Language; Timucua Taino
Family: Northern Maipuran
Stock: Maipuran
Phylum: Arawakan
Macro-Culture: Florida
Speakers Extinct
     The Osochi were a sedentary coastal tribe. They were apparently located in northwest Florida until the Timucuan Uprising, after which they removed to Alabama. They soon located about the great bend of the Chatahoochee in present Russell County, Alabama. They suffered from early conflicts with the Spanish. The tribe finally relocated to Oklahoma and eventually joined the Creek Confederacy.
Aboriginal Locations (# of Villages)
FL    (1)
Present Locations
Confederated into the Creek in OK
Year History
1656 May have fled Spanish after Timucuan Uprising, thus separating from Timucua; settled near Apalachicola
1838 Moved to Oklahoma with Creek and maintained a separate identity for a short while, but ultimately joined the confederacy
Year Total Population AL FL   Source
1500 200   200    
1700 150 150     NAHDB calculation
1750         Swanton (30 warriors)
1760         Swanton (50 warriors)
1792         AccessGeneaology  (50 warriors)
1800 250 250 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation
2000 0       NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Mococo, Pohoy, Potano, Saturiwa, Tacatacuru, Tawasa, Timacua, Yustaga
Mococo Sites:
500 Year of Baker County
Alabama Indian Tribes
Brief History of the Timucua Taino of Northern Florida
DeSoto's Florida Trails
Linguists Research Timucua, a Language with No Speakers
Taino Linguistic Lineage
Taino Timucua Tribe
Timucua Indian Coloring Pages
Timucua Indians
Timucua Indians
Timucua Indians - After the Europeans Came
Timucua Indian Tribe History
Timucua Language

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