Indians of Louisiana

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Tribes and Bands of Louisiana

The following list of tribes is compiled from:

Acolapissa, Adai, Alabama, Atakapa, Avoyel, Bayogoula, Biloxi, Caddo, Chatot, Chawasha, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Coushatta, Doustioni, Houma, Kadohadacho, Koasati, Koroa, Mugulasha, Muskogee, Natchez, Natchitoches Confederacy, Ofo, Okelousa, Opelousa, Ouachita, Pascagoula, Quapaw, Quinipissa, Souchitioni, Taensa, Tangipahoa, Tawasa, Tensas, Tunica, Tunica-Biloxi, Washa, Yatasi


Reservations were established by treaty,  with westward expansion and settlement occured. Tribes ceded land and were removed to restricted and reserved land. Reservation names in bold are current reservations. As identified in the National Atlas of the United States of America, only the Chitemacha Reservation is a current federally-recognized reservation:

  • Chitemacha Reservation Federal, under jurisdiction of Choctaw Agency, Tribe: Chitimacha
  • Coushatta Reservation State, under jurisdiction of Choctaw Agency, Tribe: Coushatta
  • Penobscot Reservation
  • Pleasant Point and Indian Township Reservation
  • Tunica-Biloxi Reservation State, under jurisdiction of Choctaw Agency, Tribe Tunica-Biloxi


Isaacs, Katherine M., editor. Omni Gazetteer of the United States. U.S. Data Sourcebook, Volume 11 Appendices, Bureau of Indian Affairs  List of American Indian Resrvations, Appendix E, Indian Reservations, Omnigraphics, Inc.., 1991


  • Chactaw Agency, 421 Powell, Philadelphia, MS 39350

Web Sites

Family History Library

  • Office of Indian Affairs Superintendency of Trade Natchitoches - Sulphur Fork Factory 1809-1821  T 1029  1st film 1025158

See Also:

Louisiana History for a calendar of events

Louisiana Military for a list of forts