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

Doustioni. A tribe, formerly living on Red r. of Louisiana, that from its proximity to the Natchitoches and the Yatasi was probably kindred thereto and belonged to the Caddo confederacy. The people are mentioned by Joutel, in 1687, as allies of the Kadohadacho. PĂ©nicaut, in 1712, met them with a party of Natchitoches, and remarks that for the 5 years previous they had been constantly wandering, and living by the chase (Margry, Dec., v, 488). Their warriors at that time numbered about 200. The cause of the abandonment of their village is unknown, but when in 1714 they accepted the invitation of St Denys to settle near the Natchitoches, and seed was given them, they seem to have returned to their agricultural and village life. In 1719 La Harpe speaks of them as numbering 150 and dwelling on an island in Red r. not far distant from the French post among the Natchitoches. If any survive they are merged with the kindred Caddo in Oklahoma. (A. C. F.)

Dulchioni. A tribe, probably Caddoan, formerly living in villages on Red r. of Louisiana, 3 leagues below those of the Natchitoches. They were visited by Bienville and St Denys in 1700, when on their journey up Red r. to open trade between the Spanish and French provinces, and by La Harpe in 1719. Further than these brief references little is known of this tribe or of its subsequent fate.

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