The Hitchiti was a Muskogean tribe formerly residing chiefly in a town of the same name on the east bank of the Chattahoochee River, 4 miles below Chiaha, and possessing a narrow strip of good land bordering on the river, in west Georgia. Muskogean (also Muskhogean, Muskogee) is an indigenous language family of the Southeastern United States. A tribe, viewed historically or developmentally consists of a Social group existing before the development of or outside of States Many anthropologists use The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the Appalachian Mountains of northeastern Georgia, near the Carolinas to the southwestward The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule They spoke a language that was mutually intelligible with Mikasuki, which is still spoken in Florida. The Mikasuki language (also Miccosukee or Hitchiti-Mikasuki) is a Muskogean language spoken by around 500 people in southern Florida. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the
When Benjamin Hawkins visited them in 1799 they had spread out into two branch settlements, one, the Hitchitudshi, or Little Hitchiti, on both sides of Flint River below the junction of Kinchafoonee Creek, which passes through a county once named after it; the other, Tutalosi, on a branch of Kinchafoonee Creek, 20 miles west of Hitchitudshi. Benjamin Hawkins ( 15 August 1754 &ndash 6 June 1816) usually known as Colonel Hawkins was an American farmer statesman For other rivers named Flint see Flint River (disambiguation page. Webster County is a County located in the US state of Georgia.
The tribe is not often mentioned in history, and appears for the first time in 1733, when two of its delegates, with the Lower Creek chiefs, met Governor James Oglethorpe at Savannah. James Oglethorpe (December 22 1696 &ndash June 30 1785 was a British general a Philanthropist, and was the founder of the colony of Georgia. Savannah is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States.
The language appears to have extended beyond the limits of the tribe as here defined, as it was spoken not only in the towns on the Chattahoochee, as Chiaha, Chiahudshi, Hitchiti, Oconee, Sawokli, Sawokliudshi, and Apalachicola, and in those on Flint river, but by the Miccosukee tribe of Florida and, as traceable by the local names, over considerable portions of Georgia and Florida. The Miccosukee are a Native American tribe living in Florida. This language, like the Creek, has an archaic form called "woman's talk," or female language. It is supposed that the Yamasee likewise spoke the Hitchiti language, but the evidence is not conclusive with other evidence pointing towards either them speaking a different language or speaking a language related to Guale. The Yamasee were a Native American tribe that lived in coastal region of present-day northern Florida and southern Georgia near the Savannah River Guale was a Native American Chiefdom that became part of Spanish Florida 's missionary system in the late 16th century
The Hitchiti were absorbed into and became an integral part of the Creek Nation, though preserving to a large extent their own language and customs. Similarly, those Mikasuki-speakers who joined the Lower Creek migrations to Florida, becoming the forefathers of the Seminole, maintained their culture and are now recognized as the distinct Miccosukee tribe. The Seminole are a Native American people originally of Florida and now residing in Florida and Oklahoma.
Some sources list Hitchiti as an extant language in the 1990s.