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Louisiana’s Native American Heritage

Louisiana's Native American Heritage


During November, the LDMA is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month. Louisiana is home to four federally recognized tribes, the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana, as well as the United Houma Nation.  The state is also home to the Poverty Point World Heritage Site, a set of complex earthworks built by the Poverty Point culture more than 3,000 years ago.  Explore stories that highlight the unique history and culture of Louisiana’s native peoples.



Coushatta Indian Tribe featured on A Taste of Louisiana


A Taste of Louisiana

Chef John Folse highlights Native American contributions to Louisiana’s cuisine.


Houmas Indian Tribe of Louisiana





Poverty Point World Heritage Site


Louisiana: The State We’re In




Chitimacha Basketry


Art Rocks!





Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection


You can also view the documentary Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection in its entirety.





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