This entry covers prehistoric Caddo culture during the Late Woodland and Mississippi Periods, 900–1700 CE
Cajun music is a genre that arose in southwestern Louisiana from the Francophone folk music traditions of the Acadians.
Deeply rooted in the history, spirituality, and daily activities of the Chitimacha people, basketry remains a visible expression of the Chitimacha Indian tribe’s culture and tradition.
The skills of the Coushatta Tribe’s contemporary basket weavers have elevated this centuries-old utilitarian craft to a highly valued art form showcased in private and museum collections nationwide.
LSU Campus Indian Mounds
The LSU Campus Mounds are two Native American earthworks from the Middle Archaic Period located on the grounds of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
This entry covers the prehistoric Marksville Culture during the Middle Woodland Period, 1–400 CE
This entry covers Mississippian culture from roughly 1050–1700 CE, including Mississippian sites, pottery, and diet in Louisiana and beyond.
Native American Basketry
A hallmark of southeastern Indian societies, cane basketry traditions persist in fewer than ten contemporary tribal communities in the southeastern United States, including three in Louisiana.
Native American Mounds
Louisiana boasts some of the most significant Native American earthen monuments in North America and ranks second only to Mississippi in the number of mound sites.
This entry covers the Plaquemine culture in the Lower Mississippi River Valley during the Mississippi period (1200 to 1700 BCE).
Poverty Point Culture
This entry covers prehistoric Poverty Point culture during the Late Archaic period, 2000–800 BCE