Muskogean


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Muskogean

(məskō`gēən), branch of Native North American languages belonging to the Hokan-Siouan linguistic family, or stock, of North and Central America. See Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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Both Galloway and Atkinson seem to have stumbled upon an intriguing and significant trend among Muskogean tribes, which formed only after the desolation wrought by first contact and failing trade networks.
The modern Muskogean tribes, he argues, were recombinations of these chiefdoms that splintered in the late precontact and early colonial period.
She then delved into fieldwork with various other endangered or extinct species: Natchez, the only known member of its family of languages, as well as several of the Muskogean branch-offs, like Creek-Seminole.