Does anyone know about the Yagenchitos

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I live in Louisiana and lived on Bayou Lafourche for many years as a child,moved,went back as an adult,then my dad lived there up until his death. His family's estate was there. My father Wayne Gerard Molaison died in 2018 on this estate. My great uncle Carmen Bourgeois,2 of my great aunts Lena Bourgeois and Major Emiline Ann "Duce"Bourgeois, my great grandmother Cecile "Bee" Bourgeois, and her mother my great great grandmother Henriette Bourgeois all died here. I wish I would know more about how we had all came to be there,but I was young at the time so all we did was play solitaire,feed the animals, water the flowers, and eat cookies. I didn't have friends come over to my house. My elder relatives were my friends,and I enjoyed making my rounds to each one of their houses on a daily basis. I kind of stumbled upon this word and Im looking into it's meaning. Does anyone have any feed back for me?
in The Tree House by Megan Molaison G2G1 (1.7k points)

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At Wikipedia "Yagenchito" redirects to Chitimacha, a Federally recognized tribe of Native Americans living in the Mississippi Delta area of Louisiana. The Yagenachitos were apparently a subdivision of this tribe.

by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (82.0k points)

I'm afraid I don't know much more than what is in the Wikipedia article.

There does appear to be a comprehensive discussion of Chitimacha history at http://www.dickshovel.com/chi.html. From this, it appears that the Yagenachitos as a separate sub-tribe disappeared after conflict with the French in the very early 1700s. Thereafter there was a band of Chitimacha on Bayou Lafourche (essentially disappeared by the 1810s) and another band on Bayou Teche. Their current reservation is located on Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish.

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