The School of Library & Information Science would like to acknowledge the indigenous history of Baton Rouge, and more broadly, Louisiana as part of our responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and affirm indigenous culture, history and experiences. We recognize the communities native to this region including the Caddo Adai Indians of Louisiana, Biloxi Chitimacha Confederation, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Choctaw Nation, Coushatta Tribe, Four Winds Cherokee Tribe, Muscogee (Creek), Point au Chien Tribe, Tunica Biloxi Tribe, United Houma Nation, and others whose memories may have been erased by violence, displacement, migration, and settlement. We thank them for their strength and resilience as stewards of this land and are committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual differences, including the indigenous peoples of our region.
For more information on the indigenous peoples of Louisiana, please see the LSU Libraries Lib Guide or one of the following links.
For more information on Louisiana's federally-recognized tribes, visit:
- Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
- Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
- Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
- Tunica-Biloxi Tribe
For more information on Louisiana's state-recognized tribes, visit:
- Adai Caddo Indian Nation
- Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogees
- Four Winds Cherokee Tribe
- Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Indians
- Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe
- Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe
- United Houma Nation
To identify the indigenous communities in your local area, please see the Native Land Map.