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The History of the Apalachee Indians

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Joshua Asprodites

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The History of the Apalachee Indians










Picture Sources
The Apalachee indians are subdued and missionized by the spanish

At least 5,000 Appalachians converted to Catholicism

Hernando De Soto leads expeditions
into Apalachee Territory
Panfilo De Narvaez leads a group of european explorers to make contact with the Apalachees.

(He was also looking for gold)
Side Note: He Was the man
who was tossed of his boat
into the Mississippi river.
The Apalachee tribe was led by a chief, called the holahta in the Apalachee language. This chief was chosen by a tribal council made up of all the important men in the tribe. Although he was the leader of the tribe, the Apalachee chief still needed to listen to the opinions of the tribal council otherwise they might choose a new chief. The apalachee as you see had a very well run tribe similar to our government.
How was the Apalachees community organized?
Website Sources
By: Joshua Asprodites
Mrs. Millers U.S. History
April 1st
The Apalachee revolt against the spanish missionaries in present day Leon County, Florida.

This Changed the
relationship between Spain and the Apalachee and Spain started using them as slaves.
The Apalachee accept an offer from the french to move into their territory
Most of the indians relocate to Rapides Parish in Louisiana


Apalachee Indians and Food
~The Apalachee grew corn, beans and squash near present day Tennessee

~Men hunted dear wild turkey and small game and fished in small rivers along the coast

~They also ate berries nuts and fruit

~Their dishes consisted of corn bread, soups and stews
Apalachee Clothing
Apalachee men wore breechcloths while the women wore wraparound skirts made of woven fibers.

Shirts were not necessary but during colder times they would wear cloaks.

They would also wear moccasins on their feet and DID NOT wear headdresses.

Apalachee Housing
Who were the Apalachee?
The Apalachee were a group of Native Americans that lived in Florida however throughout time they ended up moving to Louisiana. They were first encountered by spanish explorers in the 16th century,
now here is a quick video.
What was life like for the Apalachee?
Life was good for the Apalachee indians they had a good government, clothes, food and housing.
They were
very powerful
by the Spanish
and other
Modern Apalachee
The modern Apalachee live in Louisiana. They are led by a woman named Gilmer Bennett. There are around
300 of them and
they are called the Apalachee nation.
The Apalachee live in rivercane huts. Their huts were latched with palmetto or bark.

Some Apalachee had a special ball playing field with benches.

Modern Apalachee live in apartments or houses.
Table of Contents
1 Who were the Apalachee?
2 Apalachee Video
3 Timeline
4 What was life like?
5 Apalachee Housing
6 Apalachee Food
7 Apalachee Community
8 Apalachee Clothing
9 Men's Roles
10 Women's Roles
11 How did the Children live?
12 Modern Apalachee

Apalachee Children
The Apalachee
childen did many
things we would do today. They played
ball games, helped with chores, and would even play with toys
and dolls for

Men Roles:
Women's Roles:
~ Child Care
~Social Activities
(Storytelling, Medicine)
~Personal Activities
(Painting, Singing)
~Social Activities
(Storytelling, Medicine)
~Personal Activities
(Painting, Singing)
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