The Pasacagoula (also Pascoboula, Pacha-Ogoula, Pascagola, Pascaboula, Paskaguna) were an indigenous group living in coastal
Mississippion the Pascagoula River.
The name "Pascagoula" is a
Mobilian Jargonterm meaning "bread people". The Biloxicalled them "Pascoboula". Pierre Le Moyne d'Ibervilleencountered the tribe in 1699 and was impressed by the beauty of Pascagoula women.
Much of the population died from European diseases. Fact|date=February 2007
John Sibley reported that they spoke their own language which was different from neighboring languages in addition to Mobilian Jargon. Their language is undocumented.
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* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/PP/bmp36.html Pascagoula Indians]
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