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The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana

From 1542 to the Present

344 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / no illustrations

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American Native Studies

  Paperback / 9780807119631 / September 1994

Here is the most complete account available of the long and varied history of Louisiana’s Native American population. Focusing on the history and cultural evolution of the state’s Indians, The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana identifies various tribal groups, charts their migrations within the state, and discusses their languages and customs. The book describes the Indians’ methods of tribal and political organization, their manners of dress and adornment, the arts and crafts they perfected both for economic and aesthetic purposes, the role of religion in their lives, and a great deal more. It also analyzes the inevitable changes that the arrival of European settlers brought to the Indians’ way of life.

Fred B. Kniffen was Boyd Professor of Geography and Anthropology Emeritus at Louisiana State University. He was the author of Louisiana: Its Land and People.

Hiram F. Gregory is professor of anthropology at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. He is the coauthor of The Caddo of Louisiana.

George A. Stokes was formerly professor of geography and vice-president of university affairs at Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

Praise for The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana

“A publishing milestone.”—Louisiana History
 
“The authors effectively convey how interesting and important Louisiana’s diverse Indian peoples continue to be.”—American Indian Quarterly

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