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1 Trail of Louisiana Indians

2 Louisiana Indian Vocabulary Words

3 tribes tribes- a group of Indians with shared culture and history

4 bands bands – groups of 4 or 5 families in a tribe

5 Poverty Point – 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.

6 villages villages- are communities formed within a tribe or band.

7 Louisiana Tribal Nations- Louisiana Tribal Nations- Indian clans or units that the federal government and the state of Louisiana recognize as true Native American Indian tribes.

8 pirogue pirogue- a light boat made by Indians

9 wampum wampum- beads pierced and strung used for money, ornaments or ceremonies

10 powwows powwows- big festivals for Native American tribes. They dance, eat and sing together to show the pride of their tribe and customs.

11 chief chief – leader of the tribe

12 Louisiana Native American Tribes Coushatta Tribe Some 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 Tunica Biloxi Tribe- This tribe settled along the Mississippi River and some eventually settled in Louisiana.

13 United Houma Nations United Houma Nations – Indians who live in six communities including Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Caddo Indian Tribe Caddo Indian Tribe – live near the Red River Part of Louisiana. A parish in our state is named after them.

14 Chitimacha Tribe Chitimacha Tribe – Tribe located near Charenton, Louisiana. Known for the basket weaving. Choctaw Indian Bands Choctaw Indian Bands – bands of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana include the Clifton, Jena, Apache and the Apache tribes.

15 Did you know…

16 Did you know….. IndiansDid 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.

17 Did you know….. ChitimachaCoushatta CaddoTunic-Biloxi United Houma traditions and stories 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.

18 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. 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.

19 Did you know….. 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.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.

20 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.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.

21 Did you know….. large bird shaped mound landmarkPoverty Point Epps, Louisiana. 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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