Apalachee Dialect

At first contact, this group is occupying an area in North Florida between the Aucilla and the Ochlocknee Rivers. Present day Tallahassee, FL is almost in the center of their region.

Narvaez, a Spanish explorer in 1528, reports this group consists of very tall, athletic people who shoot arrows from bows the Spaniards cannot bend, and, their land is very fertile and rumored to have abundant gold. Between 1655 and 1685, many missions are established at various towns. A note on the 1705 Van Loon map says the Alabama Indians destroy some of these missions. Disease and battles between whites and other native tribes further reduce their numbers. Some of their towns in the North Florida, South Georgia area were Iniahica, Calahuchi, Uzela, Ochete, Aute, Yapalaga, Bacica, Talpatqui, Capola, and Ilcombe. Remnants of this group migrate north and south to join other tribes in Alabama and Louisiana during the late 1700’s. This dialect, which shows some similarities with the Alabama Dialect, is now extinct.