Ouachita Indians. A former tribe, apparently Caddoan, residing on Black or Ouachita river in north east Louisiana. Bienville in 1700 encountered some of them carrying salt to the Taensa, with whom he says they were intending to live. Later he reached the main Ouachita village, which he found to comprise about 5 houses and to contain about 70 men. It would seem that the tribe subsequently retired before the Chickasaw and settled among the Natchitoch, their identity being soon after lost. They are not to be confounded with the Wichita.
MLA Source Citation:Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 12 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/ouachita-tribe.htm - Last updated on Sep 16th, 2011
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