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Title: Trail of Louisiana Indians


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Trail of Louisiana Indians
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Louisiana Indian Vocabulary Words
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tribes- a group of Indians with shared culture
and history
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bands groups of 4 or 5 families in a tribe
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Poverty Point a large earth bird shaped mound
that is three quarters of a mile in diameter. It
was created by Indians. It is a landmark near
Epps, Louisiana. It is the 2nd to largest mound
in the United States.
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villages- are communities formed within a tribe
or band.
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Louisiana Tribal Nations- Indian clans or units
that the federal government and the state of
Louisiana recognize as true Native American
Indian tribes.
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pirogue- a light boat made by Indians
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wampum- beads pierced and strung used for money,
ornaments or ceremonies
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powwows- big festivals for Native American
tribes. They dance, eat and sing together to
show the pride of their tribe and customs.
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chief leader of the tribe
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Some present day Louisiana Native American Tribes
areCoushatta Tribe- There are two areas of
Coushatta Tribes. One is near Kinder and the
other is near Elton.
Tunica Biloxi Tribe- This tribe settled along the
Mississippi River and some eventually settled in
Louisiana.
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United Houma Nations Indians who live in six
communities including Terrebonne and Lafourche
Parishes.
Caddo Indian Tribe live near the Red River Part
of Louisiana. A parish in our state is named
after them.
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Chitimacha Tribe Tribe located near Charenton,
Louisiana. Known for the basket weaving.
Choctaw Indian Bands bands of Choctaw Indians
in Louisiana include the Clifton, Jena, Apache
and the Apache tribes.
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Did you know
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Did you know..
  • Did you know that Louisiana had Indians long ago?
    The Native American Indians were the first people
    to ever live in Louisiana. They lived in this
    state long before white men settled here. The
    Indians taught the white men many things.

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Did you know..
  • Did you know here are several tribes that are
    still in Louisiana, but some dont exist here
    anymore? Some Tribes that are still in Louisiana
    today are the Chitimacha, Coushatta, Caddo,
    Tunic-Biloxi, and the United Houma Tribes. Many
    traditions and stories have been passed down to
    Indians today.

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Did you know..
  • Did you know that an Indian tribe is a larger
    group of Indians who share their culture and
    history. There are also bands of tribes which
    have groups of four or five families in a tribe.
    They all lived in villages or communities which
    formed within a tribe or band.

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Did you know..
  • Did you know that Indians made pirogues and
    taught the white men build this light boat made.
    They also hunted, fished and trapped to survive.
    They lived in round or rectangle dwellings or
    homes. Louisiana Indians did not live in
    teepees.

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Did you know..
  • Did you know that each group has special things
    about their tribes. Through the years, some
    things have changes for the Louisiana Indians,
    but some are working hard not to ever forget the
    stories and history of their ancestors.

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Did you know..
  • Did you know that that there was a large bird
    shaped mound in Louisiana? Well it is true!
    Louisiana has the second to largest American
    mound in the United States. The historical
    landmark is called Poverty Point. The huge mound
    is near Epps, Louisiana. The beautiful site was
    built by the Poverty Point Indians very long ago.

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