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Choctaw woman, Heleema called Louise, wearing traditional hairstyle. - The Choctaw people are originally from Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. The Choctaw are descendants of the peoples of the Hopewell and Mississippian cultures, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. About 1,700 years ago, the Hopewell people built Nanih Waiya, a great earthwork mound, which is considered sacred by the Choctaw.
"In a long passage, between two of the market buildings, sits a silent Louisiana Indian woman." - Compilation of articles about several of Louisiana's Native Tribes, including current contact information (at www.frenchcreoles...) for: Chitimacha Reservation, Coushatte Reservation, Jena Band of Choctaw, Choctaw Apache Tribe, Clifton Choctaw, and United Houma Nation.