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B- Louisiana Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Baton Rouge (French transl. of Choctaw itu-úma ‘red pole’. Gatschet). A point on the high banks of the Mississippi, in Louisiana, at which the natives planted a painted pole to mark the boundary between the Bayogoula below and the Huma who extended for 30 leagues above. See Pénicaut in Margry, Dec., v, 395, 1883. The place is now occupied by the capital of Louisiana. See Red Stick.

Bayou Chicot (Creole French: chicot, ‘snag, tree-stump’). A former Choctaw village s. of Cheneyville, St Landry parish, La.

 

Bonfouca. A former Muskhogean settlement, a short distance N. of L. Pontchartrain, La.

 

Boutté Station. A village in St Charles parish, La., at which lived a camp of Choctaw who manufactured cane basketry and gathered the okra which was ground into gumbo file. Harris, La. Products, 203, 1881.

 

Villages of the Untied States Louisiana Indian Villages

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906

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