5Poverty 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.
6villages- are communities formed within a tribe or band.
7Louisiana Tribal Nations- Indian clans or units that the federal government and the state of Louisiana recognize as true Native American Indian tribes.
12Some present day Louisiana Native American Tribes are: Coushatta 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.
13United 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.
14Chitimacha Tribe – Tribe located near Charenton, Louisiana 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.
16Did 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.
17Did you know…..Did you know here are several tribes that are still in Louisiana, but some don’t 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.
18Did 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.
19Did 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.
20Did 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.
21Did 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.