The Tunica language is an isolate. Over the next centuries, under pressure from hostile neighbors, the Tunica migrated south from the Central Mississippi Valley to the Lower Mississippi Valley. Eventually they moved westward and settled around present-day Marksville, Louisiana.
The Tunica people lived in villages of thatched houses. One Tunica family lived in each house. Some Tunica villages had palisades (reinforced walls) around them, to guard against attack. Today, the Tunicas live in modern houses and apartment buildings, just like you.
Biloxi men wore breechcloths. Biloxi women wore wraparound skirts made of deerskin or woven fiber. Shirts were not necessary in Biloxi culture, but men and women both wore poncho-style capes in cool weather. The Biloxis also wore moccasins on their feet.
Paragon Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.
The Coushatta (Koasati: Koasati, Kowassaati or Kowassa:ti) are a Muskogean-speaking Native American people now living primarily in the U.S. states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. When first encountered by Europeans, they lived in the territory of present-day Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
The earliest European account of the Natchez may be from the journals of the Spanish expedition of Hernando de Soto. In 1542 de Soto’s expedition encountered a powerful chiefdom located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. Native sources called it “Quigualtam,” after the paramount chief’s name.
Houma women harvested crops of corn, beans, and squash. Houma men hunted for wild turkeys and small game and went fishing and shrimping in their canoes. The Houmas also enjoyed sassafrass tea.
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is the only Louisiana tribe to still live on a section of their original homeland, with a reservation located near the town of Charenton, approximately two hours from New Orleans.
The Chakchiuma were a Native American tribe of the upper Yazoo River region of what is today the state of Mississippi.
There are 25.72 miles from Marksville to Alexandria in northwest direction and 34 miles (54.72 kilometers) by car, following the LA 1 route. Marksville and Alexandria are 40 minutes far apart, if you drive non-stop. This is the fastest route from Marksville, LA to Alexandria, LA. The halfway point is Ruby, LA.