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Native Americans

 

Louisiana was a sparsely populated area at the time of the initial European contacts. The most liberal estimates place the Native American population within the Pelican State's present borders at approximately 20,000 at the beginnings of French colonization in 1699. Sketches of the principal Louisiana tribes are available below. 

 

Attakapas

Chitimacha

Coushatta

Houma

Opelousas