Common Ground Residency
July 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Coco Tribe of Canneci Tinne will be in residence at the Native American Common Ground at Vermilionville Saturday, July 30, 2022. This organization was formed by the descendants of the Coco Tribe that inhabited the Prairie Maronne and Bayou Tortue area of St. Martin Parish and Lafayette Parish, living on the border of the two parishes which was called Attakapas in the 1800s. They are a Tribe of Lipan Apache Indians called Canneci (Kansi/Kaneechee) which means (Tall Sticks/Poles in a row standing or Red Mud) Tinne means(People). Coco Tribe comes from the original name given to the Tribe in the 1800s by the Planter Elite, due to them calling the Chief at the time by the name of Coco, which in French is translated as Handsome Man. The Coco Tribe of Canneci Tinne, Inc. has persevered and is resilient in its culture, language, and traditions. They will be demonstrating various aspects of their culture during this daylong event.