Trail of Louisiana Indians. Did you know…. Did you know that Louisiana had Indians long ago? The Native American Indians were the first people to ever live in Louisiana. They lived in this state long before white men settled here. The Indians taught the white men many things.
Why did the Europeans come to Louisiana? of food. They hunted deer, caught fish, and gathered plants.
Some came in search of
treasure and some came
for gold, but he did not
Robert LaSalle of food. They hunted deer, caught fish, and gathered plants.
Robert LaSalle came for
land. He claimed
Louisiana for France.
Today ridges or raised hills remain at Poverty Point. of food. They hunted deer, caught fish, and gathered plants.
Choctaw Indian Tribe
Natchez Indian Tribe
Caddo Indian Tribe grow crops.Caddo Indian TribeLive in the Northwest part of Louisiana. Made houses out of grass and wood in the shape of a beehive.
Natchez Indian Tribe grow crops.
Lived closed to the Mississippi River.
Some people who lived in the
colony of Louisiana came from Africa.
They were taken from their
homes and forced to come
here as slaves.
Slavery is a system in which people
are owned by other people and forced to work.
The first enslaved Africans were brought to Louisiana in 1716.
Many brought special
skill with them from Africa, such as rice growing and shipbuilding.