DeSoto's American Indian Place Names

Indian Place Names in the DeSoto Chronicles
Listed with Today's Place and State Name

Presented by Donald E. Sheppard

Rangel

Elvas

Biedma

Inca

Sheppard

Ocita and Ucita

Ucita

Baya Honda

Hirrihigua

Port Charlotte, Florida

Mococo

Mococo

 

Mucoco

Myakka

Orriparacogi

Paracoxi

Hurripacuxi

Urribarracuxi

Brewster

Vicela

Acela

 

 

Mulberry

Tocaste

Tocaue

 

 

Bartow

Cale Swamp

Swift Current

River Swamp

Great Swamp

Hillsborough River

Ocale and Cale

Cale

Etocale

Acuera

Dade City

luraholata

Yura

 

 

Rital

Potano

Potano

 

 

Istachatta

Utinamocharra

Utinama

 

 

Inverness

Mala-Paz

Mala-Paz

 

 

Hernando

 

Cholupaha

 

Ocali

Dunnellon

Aguacaleyquen

Caliquen

Aguacalecuen

Ochile

Suwannee River

Guatutima

 

 

 

Lower Clay Landing

Uriutina

 

 

 

Cross City

Many Waters

 

 

 

Steinhtchee River

Napituca

Napetuca

 

Vitachuco

Above Nutall Rise

Apalu

Hapaluya

 

 

Southeast Tallahassee

Ucachile

Uzachil

Veachile

Osachile

TALLAHASSEE

Agile

Axille

Aguile

Ochile

Quincy

Apalache

Palache

Apalache

Apalache

Apalachicola River

lvitachuco

Vitachuco

lvitachuco

small pueblo

Sneads

Calahuchi

Uzela

 

 

Cypress

Iviahica

Anhaica Apalache

Iniahico

 

MARIANNA

 

Ochete

 

Aute

Econfina

Guacuca (river)

 

 

 

Chipola River

Capachequi

Capachiqui

Acapachiqui

 

Blakeley, Georgia

Toa

Toalli

Otoa

 

Dawson

Chisi or Ichisi

Achese

Chisi

Alcapaha

East of Warner Robins

Rio Grande

 

 

 

Ocmulgee River

Altamaha

Altamaca

Altapaha

Achalaque

Oconee River

Camumo (chief)

 

 

 

Harrison

Ocute

Ocute

Ocuti

 

Davisboro

Cofaqui

Cofaqui

Cofaqui

Cofaqui

Louisville

Tatofa

Patofa

 

Patofa

Waynesboro

Hymahi

Aymay

 

 

Orangeburg, South

Ilapi

 

 

 

Carolina

Cofitachequi

Cutifachiqui

Cofitachique

Cofachiqui

Columbia

Talimeco

 

 

Talomeco

Camden

Chalaque or Xalaque

Chalaque

 

Chalaques

Newberry

Guaquili

 

 

 

Enoree

Xuala

Xualla, Xuala

Xuala

Xuala

Tryon, North Carolina

Guasili

Guaxule

Guasuli

Guaxule

Asheville

Canasoga

Canasagua

 

 

Bethel Church

Chiaha

Chiaha

Chiha

Ychiaha

Island in Little Tenn. R.

Coste

Acoste

Costehe

Acoste

Hiwassee Island, Tenn.

Tali

Tali

 

 

Chattanooga

Chisca or Tasqui

Chisca

 

Chisca

Lafayette, Georgia

Cosa

Coca

Cosa or Coca

Cosa

Summerville

Talimachusy

Talimuchase

 

 

Chattoogaville

Itaba

Ytaua

 

 

Cedar Bluff, Alabama

Ulibahali

Ullibahali

 

 

Gadsden

Piachi

 

 

 

Ohatchee

Talisi

Tallise

Italisi

Talise

Tallassee

Casiste

Casiste

 

 

Old Bingham

Caxa

 

 

 

Fort Toulouse

Humati

 

 

 

Montgomery

Uxapita

 

 

 

Prattville

Tascaluca Athahachi

Tascaluca

Taszaluza

Tascaluca

Autaugaville

Piachi

Piache

 

 

Cahaba River

Mabila

Mauilla

Mavila

Mauvila

Catherine

Talicpacana

Talicpataua

 

 

near Tuscaloosa

Moculixa

 

 

 

Tuscaloosa

Zabusta

Cabtsuto

 

 

Sipsey River

Apafalaya

Pafallaya

 

 

Fayette

Chicasa or Caluga

Chicasa

Chicasa

Chicasa

Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Miculasa, Talapatica

Nicalasa

 

 

Huntsville, Alabama

Sacchuma

Saquechuma

 

 

Savannah,Tennessee

Limamu

Alimamu

Alibamo

Alibamo

Nashville

Quizqui

Quizquiz

Quizquiz

Chisca

Western Kentucky

Aquixo

Aquixo

 

 

Evansville, Indiana

Casqui

Casqui

Icasqui

Casquin

Vincennes

Pacaha

Pacaha

Pacaha

Capaha

Terre Haute

 

Caluca

Caluc

 

Chicago, Illinois

Quiguate

Quiguate

Quiquate

Quiguate

Harrisburg

Coligua

Coligoa

Coligua

Colima

Kaskaskia

Calpista

 

 

 

Farmington, Missouri

Palisma

Palisema

 

 

Iron Mountain

Quixila

 

 

 

Bunker

Tutilcoya

Tatalicoya

Tatil Coya

 

Sinkin Creek

Tanico

Tanico

 

 

Summersville

Cayase

Cayas

Cayas

 

Salem to Mountain View

Tula

Tulla

Tula

Tula

West Plains

Guipana

Quipana

Quipana

 

Guion, Arkansas

Quitamaya

Catamaya

 

 

Newark

Utiangue

Autiamque

Viranque

Uaangue

Jacksonport

 

Ayays

 

 

Cross Roads / Marvell

 

Tietiquaquo

 

 

St. Charles

 

Tutelpinco

 

 

Arkansas Post

 

Tianto

 

 

Gould

 

Nilco or Anilco

Anicoyanque

Anilco

Star City

 

Guachoya

Guachoyanque

Guachoya

Lake Village

Quigualtam

 

Quigualtanqui

Greenville, Mississippi

 

Catalte

 

 

Bastrop, Louisiana

 

Chaguete

Chavite

 

Vienna / Ruston

 

Aguacay

Aguacay

 

Minden

 

Pato

 

 

Bossier City

 

Amaye or Maye

 

 

Shreveport

 

Naguatex

 

Naguatex

Joaquin, Texas

 

Nissohone

Nisione

 

Nacogdoches

 

Lacane

Came

Guancane

Alto

 

Nondacao

Nondacao

 

Mission Tejas

 

Aays

Hais

Auche

Centerville

 

Soacatino

Xuacatino

 

Franklin

 

Guasco

 

 

Hearn

 

Nacacahoz

 

 

Cameron

 

Daycao (river)

 

 

Colorado R. at Austin

 

Aminoya

 

Aminoya

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

 

Tagoanate

 

 

Little Rock

Quigualtam

 

Vicksburg, Mississippi


Rangel, Elvas, Biedma and Inca Indian Proper Names tabulated by John R. Swanton in The De Soto Chronicles

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