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Natchitoches Tribe (Natchitoche)

The Natchitoches Indians were a small tribe of Louisiana, relatives of the Caddo. Few records of their language remain, but it was clearly Caddoan and likely was a dialect of the Caddo language. The Natchitoches do not exist as a distinct tribe today. They merged together with other Caddoan tribes in the 1700's. Most Natchitoches descendants live among the Caddo Tribe today.

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Natchitoches Language Links

Natchitoches Language Tree:
    Theories about Natchitoches language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Caddo Language:
    Our resources about the Caddo language, including word lists and a pronunciation guide.

Natchitoches Culture and History Links

Natchitoch Tribe History:
    Article on the Natchitoches tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Caddoan Tribal Locations and Archaeology in Louisiana:
    Historical information about the Natchitoches and Adaes tribes.
The Natchitoches Indians:
    Overview of Natchitoches culture and history.
Natchitoches People:
    Wikipedia article on the Natchitoches Indians.
Four Directions: Natchitoches:
    Timeline and links about Natchitoches history.

Books for sale on the Natchitoches Indians

Caddo Indians: Where We Come From:
    Tribal history of the Caddo peoples, including the Natchitoches.
Caddo Connections: Cultural Interactions within and beyond the Caddo World:
    Another good book on the history and archaeology of the Caddo tribes.
Colonial Natchitoches: A Creole Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier:
    Book about the interactions between the Europeans and Native Americans of Natchitoches.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Natchitoches Tribe:
Natchitoches links page.



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