Ethnie: TOHOME
Language: Choctaw
Family: Western Muskhogean
Stock: Muskhogean
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
       The Tohome were a sedentary hunter/farmer tribe. They were located about McIntosh's Bluff on the west bank of the Tombigbee River, some miles above its junction with the Alabama. They united early with the Choctaw.
Aboriginal Locations (# of Villages)
AL   Little Tohome or Nanaiba, Big Tohome (2)
Present Locations
Confederated into the Choctaw in Alabama, Louisiana, and/or Oklahoma
Year History
1559 Mentioned in DeLuna narratives as being on Tombigee River
1693 Mentioned in survey of Pensacola Bay
1702 Iberville sent messengers to this tribe with whom he subsequently had friendly relations
1705 Tribe received protection from French against Alabama attack who also prevented tribe from declaring war on Mobile tribe
1715 Killed English trader Hughes
1730 Had moved to just north of Mobile per Du Pratz
1771 United with Choctaw soon after this date
Year Total AL Population   Source
1700 300   NAHDB calculation
1702 300   Iberville
1730 110   Regin de Rouilet estimate
1800 0   NAHDB calculation
1900 0   NAHDB calculation 
2000 0   NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Acolapissa, Bayougoula, Chakchiuma, Chickasaw, Houma, Mobile, Napochi, Okelusa, Pascagoula, Pensacola
Tohome Sites:
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