Fast Facts about the History of Louisiana Indians

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Louisiana Indians Walking Along a Bayou
Louisiana Indians Walking Along a Bayou

Fast Facts about the History of Louisiana Indians

Louisiana is a state in the south-eastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico. There are many famous Native American tribes who played a part in the history of the state and whose tribal territories and homelands are located in the present day state of Louisiana. The names of the Louisiana tribes included the Adai, Alabama or Alibamu, Apalachee, Muskogee Creek, Avoyel, Bayogoula, Tunica – Biloxi, Caddo, Chatot, Chawasha, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma, Koasati aka Coushatta, Koroa, Mugulasha, Atakapa, Natchez, Okelousa, Opelousa, Ouachita, Pascagoula, Quapaw, Quinipissa, Souchitioni, Tangipahoa, Tawasa were Muskhogean, Washa and Yatasi.

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The way of life and history of Louisiana Indians was dictated by the natural raw materials available in the State of Louisiana. The natural resources and materials available provided the food, clothing and houses of the Louisiana Indians. Fast facts about the history, culture and life of the State of Louisiana Indians. Discover facts and information about the history of the State of Louisiana Indians.

Name of State: Louisiana

Meaning of State name: Named after King Louis XIV of France in 1682.

Geography, Environment and Characteristics of the State of Louisiana: Low country on the Gulf coastal plain and the Mississippi alluvial plain with many lagoons and lakes

Culture adopted by Louisiana Indians: Southeast Cultural Group

Languages: Muskogean language

Way of Life (Lifestyle): Hunter gatherers and hunter farmers

Types of housing, homes or shelters: Asi Wattle and Daub houses

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