An Atakapan man skillfully maneuvers his dugout canoe through an inland waterway. Though few in number at the time of European contact, the Atakapans occupied a wide swath of territory along the southeastern Texas and Louisiana coast. While the more inland Atakapan groups may have practiced farming like their Caddo neighbors, the coastal groups drew heavily on marine resources. Drawing by Hal Story (Newcomb 1961), courtesy of University of Texas Press.
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