Avoyel Tribe – Avoyelles Tribe

Avoyel Indians, Avoyelles Indians (Fr. dim. of avoie, ‘small vipers’). A tribe spoken of in the 18th century as one of the nations of the Red River, having their villages near the mouth of that stream, within what is now Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. They probably belonged to the Caddoan family, the tribe representing a group that had remained near the ancient habitat of its kindred. The country occupied by the Avoyelles was fertile and intersected by lakes and bayous, one of the latter being still called by their name. The tribe lived in villages, cultivated maize and vegetables, and practiced the arts common to the tribes of the Gulf region. Nothing definite is known of their beliefs and ceremonies. Like their neighbors, they had come into possession of horses, which they bred, and later they obtained cattle, for Du Pratz mentions that they sold horses, cows, and oxen to the French settlers of Louisiana. During the general displacement of the tribes throughout the Gulf states, which began in the 18th century, the Avoyelles country proved to be attractive. The Biloxi settled there and other tribes entered and took possession. Under the influences incident to the advent of the white race the Avoyelles mingled with the newcomers, but through the ravages of wars and new diseases the tribe was soon reduced in numbers. Before the close of the century their villages and their tribal organization melted away, their language became extinct, and the few survivors were lost in the floating Indian population. In 1805, according to Sibley, the tribe had become reduced to two or three women.


Topics:
Avoyel, Avoyelles, Caddoan,

Collection:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

2 thoughts on “Avoyel Tribe – Avoyelles Tribe”

  1. Thank you.

    There’s much research in anthropology and history required so that the Avoyelle, Avogel community application for federal approval to incorporate as a sovreign statelet is made. This subject interests me because I am a black amerindian who can identify tribal roll ancestors who are octroon or mulatto “colored whites”. Here’s a fantastic bit of ethnohistory concerning the Avoyelle nation. Citizens in the Houma-Choctaw, Biloxi (Southern Santee Sioux) Quawpaw -Ofo-Missouria (each are division of Upper Dakota Sioux), Chicamauguas (northern Cherokee div.) and the Osage and Chiwere (Dh spk Sioux) made intercourse in the region of the lower missippi Delta valley aft 1720. During the purge in 1720 when the Natchez rebelled against those French immigrants out of Canada members in the Natchez were expelled live among the Catawba Sioux, the Shawnees and the Cherokees. The indians of the Tunica confederation opposed the PROTESTANT church influence and presence in SC and La Florida as represented by Jean Ribault earlier retriacted to the 1510s! The Chickasaws didn’t tolerate disputes to challenge the social structure of the Muskegan spk people.
    The old culture of the Adena moundbuilders implanted among the Muskohegan Indians from Mayan South America and living in the Carribean islands
    benefitted many citizens not Muscoheagen Indian.
    So the Avoyelles at Marksville are heirs attached with the Sioux nation the majority population in MN, Lousiana, Colorado Illinois separate independent of the Ojibwe Chippews indian population in the Great Lakes areas.
    The Avoyel-Kaskaskia remains a significant part in the understanding of heirshp rights. The Avoyel-Taensa grp have historic associations to the Sioux and the Tunica nations that CAN BE PROVEN. The Avoyelle Nation of Louisiana is the closest associate with the Musvogee confederation with heirship rights in the communites of the Seminole, Choctaws and Caddis!
    The Caddis were awesome spiritual mystic-like magicians.
    Guess who has Avoyellean Amerind ancestry: El Prince, the Artist from Minnesota .
    God is good to the people of the Flint rock! ☦️.


    Topics:
    Avoyel, Avoyelles, Caddoan,

    Collection:
    Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

  2. Thank you.

    There’s much research in anthropology and history required so that the Avoyelle, Avogel community application for federal approval to incorporate as a sovreign statelet is made. This subject interests me because I am a BLK amerindian who can identify tribal roll ancestors who are octroon or mulatto “colored whites”. Here’s a fantastic bit of ethnohistory concerning the Avoyelle nation. Citizens in the Houma-Choctaw, Biloxi (Southern Santee Sioux) Quawpaw -Ofo-Missouria (each are division of Upper Dakota Sioux), Chicamauguas (northern Cherokee div.) and the Osage and Chiwere (Dh spk Sioux) made intercourse in the region of the lower missippi Delta valley aft 1720. During the purge in 1720 when the Natchez rebelled against those French immigrants out of Canada members in the Natchez were expelled live among the Catawba Sioux, the Shawnees and the Cherokees. The indians of the Tunica confederation opposed the PROTESTANT church influence and presence in SC and La Florida as represented by Jean Ribault earlier retriacted to the 1510s! The Chickasaws didn’t tolerate disputes to challenge the social structure of the Muskegan spk people.
    The old culture of the Adena moundbuilders implanted among the Muskohegan Indians from Mayan South America and living in the Carribean islands
    benefitted many citizens not Muscoheagen Indian.
    So the Avoyelles at Marksville are heirs attached with the Sioux nation the majority population in MN, Lousiana, Colorado Illinois separate independent of the Ojibwe Chippews indian population in the Great Lakes areas.
    The Avoyel-Kaskaskia remains a significant part in the understanding of heirshp rights. The Avoyel-Taensa grp have historic associations to the Sioux and the Tunica nations that CAN BE PROVEN. The Avoyelle Nation of Louisiana is the closest associate with the Musvogee confederation with heirship rights in the communites of the Seminole, Choctaws and Caddis! The Caddis were awesome spiritual mystic-like magicians.
    Guess who has Avoyellean Amerind ancestry: El Prince, the Artist from Minnesota .
    God is good to the people of the Flint rock! ☦️.


    Topics:
    Avoyel, Avoyelles, Caddoan,

    Collection:
    Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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