LOUISIANA NATIVE AMERICANS
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Louisiana was inhabited by Native Americans when European explorers arrived in the 17th century. Settlement and colonization began in the 18th century. Some current place names, including Atchafalaya, Natchitouches (now spelled Natchitoches), Caddo, Houma, Tangipahoa, and Avoyel (Avoyelles), are from Native American dialects.

Several native tribes inhabited the region (using current parish boundaries to describe approximate locations):

The Atakapa in southwestern Louisiana in Vermilion, Cameron, Lafayette, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu parishes.


The Atakapa also inhabited St. Landry Parish.  Some were buried in the Catholic Church in Grand Coteau, LA according to Father Hebert's books.

Listed below are Indians from the Opelousas band that were baptized or  buried in Grand Coteau, LA.
Adelaide - sauvagesse Opelousas [an Opelousas Indian] died at la prairie Laurent; buried 5 June 1826 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Jean ROSTI (GC Ch.: v.1, p.14, #109)

ANDRE - sauvage de la nation des Opeloussas [Indian of the Opelousas tribe] (son of Angelique) b. 15 Sept. 1821, bt. 12 Oct. 1821 Spons: Andre WEST & Adelaide GALLIEN. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.18)

LOUIS - sauvage de la nation des Opeloussas [Indian of the Opelousas tribe] (Scholastique) bt. 12 Oct. 1821 at age about 5 yrs. Spons: William WEST & Marie Marthe BELARD. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.18)



Adelaide - sauvagesse Opelousas [an Opelousas Indian] died at la prairie Laurent; buried 5 June 1826 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Jean ROSTI (GC Ch.: v.1, p.14, #109)

ADELAIDE, an Indian d. 22 Aug. 1852, Succ. dated 27 Aug. 1852 (Laf. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #698)

Adele - sauvagesse (Joseph - sauvage & Arthemise - sauvagesse) b. 13 Feb. 1826, bt. 20 April 1834 Spons: Eugene BOUTTE & Adelaide OLIVIER. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #631)

Adele - sauvagesse (Joseph - sauvage & Arthemise - sauvagesse) b. 13 Feb. 1826, bt. 20 April 1834 Spons: Eugene BOUTTE & Adelaide OLIVIER. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #631)

ADRIEN (Carmelite, Indians) brother of Paul. d. 19 Aug. 1867 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 39)

ALEXANDER an indian d. 2 Jan. 1878 at age 1 yr. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 91)

ALFRED (Caroline, sauvagesse) b. 1 April 1858 (SM Ch.: v. 10, # 517)

ANDE, Virginie an Indian m. 28 May 1860 Levi BOLLERIS, an Indian (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 103)

ANDRE - sauvage de la nation des Opeloussas [Indian of the Opelousas tribe] (son of Angelique) b. 15 Sept. 1821, bt. 12 Oct. 1821 Spons: Andre WEST & Adelaide GALLIEN. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.18)

ANTOINE - an Indian (son of Patate - residing at Andre MARTIN) bt. 20 Jan. 1818 at age 30 yrs. Spons: Gilbert SAUNIER & Celanie CORMIER. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #269)

ANTOINE, sauvage (Tontan) b. 4 March 1839 (SM Ch.: v.9, #9)

AUGUSTIN - sauvage (Alexandre - sauvage & Marguerite - sauvagesse) bt. 12 Dec. 1833 at age 5 yrs. Spons: Jean Baptiste - negre & Mathilde - quarteronne libre. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #567)

AZELINE, une sauvagesse (Joseph, un sauvage & Marie SATURNE) bt. 10 June 1834 at age 2 yrs. [1832] (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.279)

BABE, Antoine - sauvage [an Indian] buried "le vingt dix huit" [literally "the 20th 18th"] of September [probably means 28 September 1827] in the parish cemetery. Fr. Jean ROSTI (GC Ch.: v.1, p.17, #127)

BAPTISTE an Indian (Clementine, Indienne) b. 1 Jan. 1872 (Rayne Ch.: v. 1, p. 33)

BAPTISTE, an Indian d. 5 Sept. 1843 at age 35 years (GC Ch.: v. 1, p.61)

BARTHELEMI-QUEBEC, Angelique - native of Arkansas (Barthelemi & an Indian) m. 9 April 1793 Pierre LAVERGNE - native of New Orleans; of this parish (dec. Jean & dec. Marie Jeanne LACLE) [Source: "Abstract of Catholic Register of Arkansas, 1764-1858" by Dorothy Jones CORE; published in 1976 in DeWitt,  Arkansas; page 19)

BERNARD, Constance (Remond & Leocadie, an Indian) b. 16 May 1860 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 103)

BERNARD, Felicie (Rosemond & Leocadie PELLERIN, an Indian) b. 23 Jan. 1853 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p.68)

BERNARD, Lelia (Rosemond & Leocadie PELLERIN, an Indian) b. 24 Feb. 1853 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p.68)

BERTIN, Tereze , an Indian (Alexandre) m. 2 April 1845 William NANCY h.d.c.l. (Frank. Ct. Hse.: Mar. v.3, #363)

BISTORI, Angele an Indian (Delphine) b. 20 Feb. 1852 (GC Ch.: v. 2, p. 288)

BOULERIES, Mary (Levi & a Chetimacha Indian) d. 15 March 1890 Succ.: 17 March 1890. (NI Ct. Hse.: Succ. # 579)

BOULERISE, Levi an Indian m. 28 May 1860 Virginie ANDE, Indian (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 103)

BOULRIS, Jean Baptiste - of Mobile (major son of Nicolas & Marie Magdeleine SABOURDIN, sauvagesse) m. 11 Sept. 1809 MARIE - quarteronne libre (minor daughter of CELESTE - mulatresse libre of La Pointe) Wits: Jean Antoine GARIGON, Henry PINTARD, Hyacinthe JACQUET, GARRIGUE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #162)

BOUTTE, Marie (Philippe Philippau & Pelagie - sauvagesse) b. 2 Dec. 1831, bt. 2 June 1834 Spons: Eugene BOUTTE & Marie Francoise BOUTTE - gens de couleur libres. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #702)

BOUTTE, Marie Philippan (Philippe Philippan & Pelagie, sauvagesse) b. 2 Dec. 1831 (SM Ch.: v.8, #702)

BOUTTE, Philippe (Philippe Philippau & Pelagie - sauvagesse) b. 23 Nov. 1833, bt. 2 June 1834 Spons: Philemon BOUTTE & Adelaide OLIVIER. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #703)

BOUTTE, Philippe Philippan h.d.c.l. (Philippan, h.d.c.l. & Antoinette, mulatresse libre) m. 31 May 1834 Pelagie SAUVAGESSE Children: Pierre b. 15 Nov. 1817; Louise b. 1 Aug. 1820; Victorine b. 10 May 1824; Charles b. 13 Nov. 1826; Marie Lucille b. 13 Nov. 1829; Marie b. 2 Dec. 1831; Philipp b. 23 Nov. 1833 (SM Ch.: v.7, # 289)

BOUTTE, Philippe Philippan (Philippe Philipan & Pelagie, sauvagesse) b. 23 Nov. 1833 (SM Ch.: v.8, #703)

CARNAW, Alexandre (Cleonise CARNAW, sauvagesse) b. 8 Oct. 1855 (Opel. Ch.: v. 6, p. 47)

CECILE, an Indian; bt. 29 Jan. 1867 at age 70 years (Charenton Ch.: v. 1-B, p. 149)

Celeste - an Indian (Pierre & Marie - both Indians) bt. 15 July 1839 at age 19 yrs. Spons: Michel PITHON & Clarisse LEBLEUE. Fr. Victor PAILLASSON (GC Ch.: v.1, p.165)

CELESTE LOUIS, an Indian (Marianne, an Indian) bt. 16 June 1866 at age 60 years (Charenton Ch.: v. 1-B, p. 136)

CHAMPAGNE, Louise (Celeste, an Indian) m. 18 March 1862 Auguste MORA (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 113)

Charenton Church - Part 1 - "Indian Creek" known today as "Charenton." Owing to the information of a sincere octogenarian who has taken an active part in the organization of this parish, and also to the parish registers giving the precise dates referring to the different missions in the place; I will undertake with all the possible precision the historical background of the "Immaculate Conception" parish formerly known as "Indian Creek." This was the first name given to the locality. The word "creek" so called because of the Bayou Teche which moves its waters in a bending form across the fields; the word "Indian"  was added because of the "Techi-Ti-matchas" tribe which resides here, on the shores of the grand lake. Today, these same Indians still have their own reserved sections and though civilized, they have partly kept the customs of their ancestors. Righteousness of character and honesty have remained a mark of distinction among these Indians; but
very often when he associates with the white man, this noble character little by little fades away and soon he loses the esteem and the respect of the public. The first church was built in 1842. First priests came from New Iberia. (Charenton Ch.: v.3, p.290-A)

Charenton Church - Part 2 - To bring forth the history of this tribe would be rather the work of a great historian. As far back as can be remembered, the Chetimatchas tribe resides at Indian Creek and on the shores of the grand lake; even today we often speak about their mode of living: their ability in hunting and fishing, their medical knowledge and their skill in the making of beautiful baskets. They have always manifested great respect towards their dead and their belief was that the deceased enjoyed in a better world the same advantages as those upon earth but in a more perfect manner. From this belief was derived the custom to bury theirs with all those things which they had been fond of in life: pipe, arrow, tomahawk, etc. Their remains were kept in a reserved place so that on the last day all would arise together, this place called "Butte Valeur" is a hillock of earth and shell-fish which is visible even today and the locality bears the same
name. The first church was built in 1842. First priests came from New Iberia. (Charenton Ch.: v.3, p.290-A)

Charenton Church - Part 3 - There was a critical moment among the Chetimatchas at the time when they were invaded by civilization and for a long time they struggled in order to remain indians - they succeeded for many years but finally they were obliged to give up hope because many among them were for civilization, they were the minority; the others preferred indian life. Such difficulties brought war among them, much blood was shed and the partisans of the indian life together with their chief were victorious and remained as one tribe under one chief for many years, but years later they were conquered to civilization. From then on they would be seen, some wearing hats, others with shoes and thus they adopted Christian manners. Again they were living in peace, many settled together on the same property, while others scattered themselves on the shores of the lake, but they were not to remain sheltered from all dangers because on Christmas Day of the year
1898 a serious charge was brought upon them. Whiskey has been the cause. Some white men armed with guns penetrated the indian settlement to make legal arrestations; they found the indians with guns and hatchets and after a fierce battle these indians were found shot to death and a white man near death also. The civil authorities took matters into their own hands but . . . strange to say, everything was forgotten; there was no traial and no one was found guilty; the three indian victims were buried in the Cemetery of Charenton. The first church was built in 1842. First priests came from New Iberia. (Charenton Ch.: v.3, p.290-A)

Charenton Church - Part 4 - As for religion, the Chetimachas are Catholics; the first indian family to adopt the Catholic doctrine was the Bertue family. Then the Darden, etc... finally their chief - "Soulier Rouge" [Red Shoes] himself embraced the true faith; he died only a few years ago and was buried in the parochial cemetery with the other indians. In the year 1898 Indian Creek became Charenton, a name not flattered by those who know something about its origin. Leclair G. Fuselier, having chosen this locality with the intention of making it a village wanted to give it a name and at the time that the divisions of the vilage were established the citizens were of a peculiar originality such as to make impossible an understanding among them. . . The first church was built in 1842. First priests came from New Iberia. (Charenton Ch.: v.3, p.290-A)

CHARLES ZEPHIRA Indians (Chanaque & Hortance - Indians) bt. 15 July 1839 at age 3 yrs. [1836] (GC Ch.: v. 1, p. 165)

CHASCHEAU, Celeste - sauvagesse [an Indian] (Honore CHASCHEAU - "sauvage" [an Indian] & Marguerite CHIKA) b. end of July 1829, bt. 24 Aug. 1830 Spons: Vital ESTILETTE & Miss Alexandrine LOUAILLIER, daughter of Mr. Alexandre LOUAILLIER. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.127)

CHETIMACHA, Eugenie an Indian died of yellow fever. d. 19 Aug. 1867 at age 42 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 38)

CHITANACHA, Carmelite sister of Indian Eugenie CHITANACHA d. 1867 at age 25 yrs. of yellow fever (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 39)

CHONRITE, Marguerite (Chonrite, sauvagesse) bt. 9 June 1842 at age 2 yrs. [1840] (Opel. Ch.: v.4, p. 181)

DARD, Therese Indian (Alexandre) m. 9 June 1852 William NELSON (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 56)

DARDEN, Alexandre chief of the tribe of Chilimachas Indians d. 15 May 1878 at age 35 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 93)

DARDEN, Marie an indian (Regis & Adele PHILLIPS) b. 13 Aug. 1886 (Charenton Ch.: v. 2, p. 179)

DARDEN, Marie Aspasie an Indian (Alexandre) bt. 9 April 1853 at age 53 yrs. [1800] (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p.60)

DARDEN, Pauline (Frederic & Marie Louise BOUG, an Indian) bt. 26 May 1853 at age 6 mths. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 60)

DAVIS, Marie an Indian (Josephine DAVIS) bt. 21 July 1875 at age 4 yrs. (Wash. Ch.: v. 1, p. 107)

Denise - (Scholastique - sauvagesse de la nation des Opeloussas [Indian of the Opelousas tribe]) b. in July 1821, bt. 12 Oct. 1821 Spons: Hoobert [perhaps Hubert] BELARD & Brigitte AUGE. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.18) DIOZ, Jean (Aimee DIOZ, an Indian) d. 24 Sept. 1861 at age 16 yrs. (Laf. Ch. v. 4, p. 93)

DROZ, Adelaide a sauvagesse d. 23 Aug. 1852 at age over 40 yrs. (Laf. Ch.: v. 4, p. 31)

ELISA - Beloxy sauvagesse [a Biloxi Indian] (Jean Pierre - "sauvage de la tribu de Beloxy" [an Indian from the tribe of the Biloxi] & Rosalie - sauvagesse [an Indian]) bt. 20 April 1829 at age 8 yrs. Spons: Jean Baptiste MAGNIN & Elisa LAMORANDIERE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.66)

Elisabeth - an Attackapas Indian (Cyprien & Celestine - from the Attackapas tribe) bt. 18 April 1839 at age 9 1/2 yrs. Spons: Pierre HEBERT & Justine GUILBEAU. Fr. P. DEVOS (GC Ch.: v.1, p.157)

Eloise - indienne de nation Opelousas [Indian of the Opelousas nation or tribe] (Marginal note has: "sauvagesse Opeloussan" [Opelousan Indian] No parents indicated. bt. 2 April 1809 at age 7 yrs. Spons: Antoine SIMIEN & Francoise - negres libre [free negros]. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.464)

ELOYSE - sauvagese Schetimachas [Chetimachas Indian] (Simon & Cecile - sauvages Schetimachas [Chetimachas Indians]; legitimate daughter "suivant leur loi" [according to their (tribal) law]) bt. 21 Nov. 1819 at age 8 mths. Spons: Joseph PREVOST & Loyse VERRET - his spouse. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #746)

EMILIE an Indian (Chanaque & Hortanse, Indians) b. 5 Jan. 1839 (GC Ch.: v. 1, p. 165)

Emmanuel - "una india - mestisso" [an Indian - of mixed blood] bur. 29 Aug. 1801 at age 15 yrs. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.53)

EUPHROSINE une sauvagesse (Joseph, un sauvage & Marie SATURNE) bt. 10 June 1834 (Opel. Ch.: v. 3, p. 279)

EUPHROSINE une sauvagesse (Joseph, un sauvage & Marie SATURNE) bt. 10 June 1834 (Opel. Ch.: v. 3, p. 279)

FRANCOISE - "de nacion Le Sac, o a lo que creo, Arcanza" [from the Le Sac nation, or from what I believe, the Arkansas tribe] (natural dgtr. of Josette - "salvage de la misma nacion y de Padre no conocido" [an Indian from the same nation or tribe and of an unknown father]. b. 30 Aug. 1793, bt. Tuesday, 8 Dec. 1795 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Spons: Victor RICHARD & Francoise PRUDHOME. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.143)

GARY, Pauline (Clophas & Nezia FRUGE) b. 15 Sept. 1887 at La Sauvage; from her marriage dated: 28 March 1936 (Elton Ch.: Mar. v.2, p.5)

GREGOIRE - grif libre (mother is a sauvagesse libre) bt. 18 July 1772 at age 11 yrs. Fr. IRENEE (SM Ch.: v.1, p.29)

GREGOIRE - griffe libre (sauvagesse libre) bt. 18 July 1772 at age 11 yrs. Fr. IRENEE, of Pointe Coupee. (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.22)

GUILBERT, an Indian d. 9 Nov. 1880 at age 40 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 105)

HONORATO - griffe sauvage (Paul, griffe libre & Francisca, griffe libre) bt. 21June 1797 at age 1 1/2 yrs. Baptized on the farm of Jupiter, the captain of the Indians. This particular record by Fr. Michel BARRIERE is very interesting in that the grandparents are also listed: Paternals are Andres MAS, negre libre & Catalina, sauvagesse; Maternals are Jupiter, grife & Fanchon, an Indian (SM Ch.: Slave Baptisms (1756) v.1, p.81-A)

Indian - "un sauvage" [an Indian] died 11 March 1821 at age about 16 years; buried 12 March 1821 in the St. Charles church cemetery. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.5, #44)

     
INDIAN - "una nina salvage de nacion Las Arcas" [an Indian child of the Arkansas nation] (Josette, "Christiana" [a Christian] of the same tribe) bt. Sunday, 13 May 1799 Spons: Furci HOLLIER & Elise DESBORDES. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.212)

Indian, child (Severine - sauvagesse [Indian] buried 10 Jan. 1830. Fr. Henry Flavius ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.12)I

Indian, girl - "une jeune savagesse" [a young Indian girl] (dgtr of Catich - sauvagesse) died at the home of Dr. GROLEE in this town at age 10 years; buried 20 June 1830. Fr. Henry Flavius ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.15)

JEAN an Indian (Celestine, sauvagesse) d. 5 Jan. 1838 at age 4 mths. (GC Ch.: v. 1, p. 46)

JEAN BAPTISTE an Indian (Chanaque & Hortanse - Indians) bt. 15 July 1839 at age 8 yrs. (GC Ch.: v. 1, p. 165)

Jean Pierre - sauvage (Louis - sauvage & Celeste - sauvagesse) bt. 12 Dec. 1833 at age 6 yrs. Spons: Jean Louis - negre & Mathilde - quarteronne libre. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #566)

JENNIE, Indian chief of Chetimachas d. 14 Jan. 1868 at age 80 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 47)

JOHN, Marcellina an Indian m. Jackson COURTEAU d. 14 Sept. 1900 at age 75 yrs.: buried in Gibson (MC Ch.: SH: v. 1, p.23)

Josefine - sauvagesse [an Indian]; wife of Jean TESSIER - inhabitants of this parish; bur. 6 Sept. 1804 at age about 50 yrs. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.75)

JOSEPH - indian of the Le Sac or Arkansas tribe (Josette, indian of the same tribe) b. 1 July 1790, bt. Tuesday, 8 Dec. 1795 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Spons: Antoine BELARD & Esther BELARD. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.143)

JOSEPH, Adelma Indian (Lisa, Indian) bt. 28 Jan. 1860 at age 6 mths. (GC Ch.: v. 2, p. 188)

JOSEPH, Numa an Indian (Elisa SEQUIL, Indian) b. 1 Nov. 1856 (GC Ch.: v. 2, p. 152)

JULIEN - sauvage Attakapas [Atakapas Indian] (Francois & Marguerite - sauvages [Indians] - legitimate son "suivant leur loi" [according to the their (tribal) law]) bt. 21 Nov. 1819 at age 1 1/2 yrs. Spons: Louis BRUSSARD [BROUSSARD] & Marie Adelaide MON (?). Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #749)

JUPITER, Honore (Pierre & Azelie SUNETTE ?, sauvagesse) b. 7 Sept. 1832 (SM Ch.: v. 8, #1083)

LA TORTUE, Celestin - Chief of the Attakapas Indians. Sale of land to several
Whites. Other Indians also sold land: ACHENAYA, CELESTIN the son of LA TORTUE, JACOB, LOUIS, MAHYPOURRI the son of a chief of the Attacapas nation, OPELOUSAS TECHOT the husband of the widow PATATE. This sale item includes 26 individual sales of land from the Indians to the Whites from 1784 to 1804. George KING gave this as being official from Opelousas on 15 Nov. 1820 as the "correct and faithful extracts from all sales made by Indians, filed or on record in my office." (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Sale of Land: dated 1820.)

LAURENTINE metis or Indian & white (Charlotte Louison, sauvagesse) b. 20 July 1856 (Opel. Ch.: v. 6, p. 27)

LAVERGNE, Pierre - native of New Orleans; of this parish (dec. Jean & dec. Marie Jeanne LACLE) m. 9 April 1793 Angelique BARTHELEMI-QUEBEC - native of Arkansas (Barthelemi & an Indian) [Source: "Abstract of Catholic Register of Arkansas, 1764-1858" by Dorothy Jones CORE; published in 1976 in DeWitt, Arkansas; page 19)

Louis - "sauvage Tonica" [Tunica Indian] (Jean Baptiste & Chalinette, "indienne  Alibaman" [Alabama Indian]) bt. 2 Aug. 1808 at age 20 days Spons: Louis Maximin FONTENOT. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.448)

LOUIS - Indian who is free bt. 23 Oct. 1780 at age 36 yrs. Spons: Marguerite KREPS - wife of GRADENIGO. Fr. L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.23)

LOUIS - sauvage de la nation des Opeloussas [Indian of the Opelousas tribe] (Scholastique) bt. 12 Oct. 1821 at age about 5 yrs. Spons: William WEST & Marie Marthe BELARD. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.18)

LOUIS, Indian d. 30 Oct. 1867 at age 10 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 44) Louise - sauvage [Indian] (Louis & Celeste - sauvages [Indians]) died 5 May 1824 at age 8 years; buried 6 May 1824 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Francois CELLININ (GC Ch.: v.1, p.11, #88)

Louise - sauvagesse [Indian] (Catiche, sauvagesse) bt. 9 June 1811 at age 6 mths. Spons: Louis Maximin FONTENOT & Louise GRADENIGO. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.528)

MARCELITE - sauvagesse [an Indian] died 9 Nov. 1827 at age about 30 years; buried 10 Nov. 1827 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Jean ROSTI (GC Ch.: v.1, p.17, #130)

MARCELITTE an Indian d. ---- 1877 at age 22 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 89)

Marie - quarteronne libre (minor daughter of CELESTE - mulatresse libre - of La Pointe) m. 11 Sept. 1809 Jean Baptiste BOULRIS - of Mobile (major son of Nicolas & Marie Magdeleine SABOURDIN, sauvagesse) Wits: Jean Antoine GARIGON, Henry PINTARD, Hyacinthe JACQUET, GARRIGUE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #162)

Marie Cecile, an Indian - bt. 11 July 1857 in her 40's (GC Ch.: v.2, p. 152)

MARIE JEANNE an Indian Succ. dated 5 April 1858 (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. # 1602)

Marie Mirt, - sauvagesse (Joseph - sauvage & Arthemise - sauvagesse) b. 2 March 1832, bt. 20 April 1834 Spons: Pierre Philippe BOUTTE & Louise Philippe BOUTTE. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #630)

MARIE MIRTE sauvagesse (Joseph, sauvage & Arthemise, sauvagesse) b. 2 March 1832 (SM Ch.: v. 8, # 630)

Marie Virginie, sauvagesse (Tonton) b. 24 Jan. 1845 (SM Ch.: v.9, #10)

MARTIN, Guillaume - of Fontain Leveque, Hainault, France and living in Natchitoches (Jean Francois & Jeane DUBOIS) m. 18 Aug. 1801 Marie Gertrude de CASTILLO - Mestissa [mestiza or of mixed European and Indian blood] - of this parish (Jose Joachin del CASTILLO & Marie Francoise) Wits: Francois CLEMENT, -- - ESCLAVON. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.96)

MASSE an Indian, a batchelor d. 26 Dec. 1867 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 43)

MERMENTAU, Rose [record actually has NEMENTAU] - sauvagesse [Indian] (Michel & Marie - de la nation Attakapas [of the Attakapas tribe]) bt. 15 Oct. 1821 at age about 1 yr. Spons: Michael GORMAN. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.19)

MICHEL - an indian of the Le Sac or Arcancas [Arkansas] tribe (Rosette, an indian of the same tribe) bt. Sunday, 6 Nov. 1796 Spons: Hilaire DOUCET & Gavriela [Gabrielle] CHOURN. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.169)

MICHEL - sauvage Atacapas [Atacapas Indian] bt. 13 July 1806 at age 20 yrs. Spons: Jacques DUPRE & Louise GRADENIGO. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.386)

MILLON, Louise Estelle (Charles & Constance, an Indian) bt. 1845 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 14)

Moise - sauvage (Joseph - sauvage & Arthemise - sauvagesse) b. 13 Feb. 1826, bt. 20 April 1834 Spons: Honore BOUTTE & Victorine BOUTTE. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #629)

MORALES, Gabriel (Jean of Canary Islands & Marie Ana, free griffe) b. 21 June 1797. Paternal grandparents: Francisca MORALES & Therese SPINOSA of the Canary Islands. Maternal Grandparents: Sazeme, Indian & Marguerite, a free negro. (SM Ch.: Black Baptisms v.1, p.82)

NANCY, William h.d.c.l. m. 2 April 1845 Tereze BERTIN, an Indian (Frank. Ct. Hse.: Mar. v.3, #363)

NANETTE an Indian (Chenaille, la sauvagesse) bt. 13 July 1839 at age 5 yrs. (GC Ch.: v. 1, p. 163)

NAPOLEON an Indian d. 7 March 1879 at age 15 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 98) NELSON, William f.m.o.c. m. 9 June 1852 Therese DARD, an Indian (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 56)

PAUL - grif libre (mother is a sauvagesse libre) bt. 18 July 1772 at age 8 yrs. Fr. IRENEE (SM Ch.: v.1, p.29)

PAUL - griffe libre (child of a sauvagesse libre) bt. 18 July 1772 at age 8 yrs. Fr. IRENEE, of Pointe Coupee. (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.22)

PAUL (Carmelite, Indian) d. 19 Aug. 1867 at age 11 yrs. of yellow fever (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 39)

PAULINE, an Indian d. 2 Nov. 1867 at age 50 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 44)

PAULINE, Indian d. 3 June 1871 at age 35 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 52)

PELLERIN, Leocadie Marie (Emilie) an Indian m. 26 June 1852 Remond BERNARD (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 57)

PERREYREU, Louise (Louis & Rosalie Aimee SAUVAGE) m. 11 March 1848 Remy Theophile Hector BEAU (Laf. Ch.: v. 4, p. 4)

PHILOMENE CONSTANT (Alexandre & Suzette - Indians) bt. 25 May 1851 at age 16 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 52-B)

Pierre - sauvage [an Indian] died 15 April 1830 at age 28 years; buried 15 April 1830 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Jean ROSTI (GC Ch.: v.1, p.24, #163)

PIOU, Victoire (Francois of Nantes ? & Pauline JUPITER, sauvagesse) b. 4 July 1833 (SM Ch.: v. 8, #1081)

PISTOLET, Catherine an Indian child d. 1 June 1836 at age 28 yrs. (Laf. Ch.: v. 3, p. 94)

PITOCHE, Pierre - an Indian of Tonica & Biloxi tribe (Pitoche - sauvage de la tribu Beloxi [Indian of the Biloxi tribe] & Roseline - suavagesse de la tribu de Tonica [Indian of the Tonica tribe) bt. 21 April 1829 at age 10 mths. Spons: Pierre LABICHE & Louise GARRIGUES Flaujac nee [born] KERLEGAND [DeKERLEGAND]. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.66)

REED, Adrien (James & Carmelite, an Indian) b. 19 Oct. 1856 (Charenton Ch. v. 1, p. 86)

REED, James (Bowon & Serianne SMUTH ?) m. 22 Aug. 1854 CARMELITE - an Indian (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 75)

REED, Simon (James & Carmelite, an Indian) b. 19 June 1855 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 73)

RICHE, Adele - sauvagesse [Indian]; from Bayou Rouge (Sostene RICHE & Sidalise - sauvagesse [Indian]) bt. 20 April 1829 at age 1 1/2 yrs. Spons: Ducoudre LAMORANDIERE & Noemi TOMASCOURT. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.66)

Rosalie - sauvagesse [Indian] (Henry & Celestine - tous deux de la nation Attakapas [both of the Attakapas tribe]) bt. 15 Oct. 1821 at age about 1 yr. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.19)

ROZEMOND - sauvage Atakapas [Atakapas Indian] (legitimate son according to the laws of their nation of Hipolite - sauvage & Celestine AYOUHEU - sauvagese Atakapas) bt. 9 June 1817 at age 15 mths. Spons: Rosemond BRAU & Joseph BRAU - brother and sister. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: Folio F)

SANDREZ, Estelle an indian (Victor & Estelle WILSON) b. 1 April 1886 (Charenton Ch.: v. 2, p. 166)

SENETTE, Ursin (Joseph & Marie PELLERIN) m. 25 Feb.1857 Marie Magdeleine ALEXANDRE JOSEPH an indian of Houma (SM Ch.: v. 9, #208)

SOSTENE - sauvage [Indian] (Daniel & Lise - sauvages [Indians]) bt. 27 May 1832 at age about 14 yrs. Spons: Francois DUPRE & Anastasie RICHARD. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.214)

SOULERIS ROUGE, Eugenie Chief of the tribe of Chetimache Indians bt.14 April 1867 at age 70 years (Charenton Ch.: v. 1-B, p. 152) [Note: Souleris Rouge should be Souliers Rouge - red shoes]

SYLVESTRE, John an indian d. 5 March 1879 at age 30 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 98)

TELSAMIN, Pierre - Sovage [Sauvage - an Indian] (Marie TELSAMIN- sovagesse [sauvagesse - an Indian] died 22 April 1824 at age about 8 years; buried 23 April 1824 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Francois CELLINI (GC Ch.: v.1, p.10, #87)

TESSIER, Celeste (Jean & Josephine, sauvagesse [an Indian]) bt. 21 Oct. 1804 at age 2 yrs. Spons: Antoine BELETRE & Ch. LACASSE. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.340)

TESSIER, Suzanne (Jean & Josephe "india su mager legitima" [an Indian, his
legitimate wife]) bt. 19 April 1802 at age 11 mths. Spons: Charles NORMAND & Perpetue AUCOUIN. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.280)

THERESE dite La Bombe - a young Indian [Sauvagesse] - of the Canci Nation [in Africa], a slave of Mr. MASSE bt. 5 June 1756 at age 7 yrs. Spons: Leveille & Marie Flore - free negroes. Fr. DIDIER - of Pointe Coupee (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.3)

TINLAU, Augustin - sauvage Atakapas [Atakapas Indian] (Baptiste TINLAU & Marie Josephine - sauvages Atakapas [Atakapas Indians] - legitimate "suivant leurs lois" [according to their laws]) bt. 9 Jan. 1820 at age 5 yrs. Spons: Pierre Bienvenu ARCENNEAU & Marie Euphrasie ARCENNEAU. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #778)

TINLAU, Cyprien - sauvage Atakapas [Atakapas Indian] (Baptiste TINLAU & Marie Josephine - sauvages Atakapas [Atakapas Indians] - legitimate "suivant leurs lois" [according to their laws]) bt. 9 Jan. 1820 at age 9 yrs. Spons: Cyprien ARCENNEAU & Josephine NEZAT. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #777)

TOME, Marie an Indian d. 18 Oct. 1871 at age 4 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 53)

TOUSSAINT, Emma an Indian (Tom & Janette SYLVESTRE) b. 19 June 1870 (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 221)

TOUSSAINT, Mrs. an Indian d. 15 Nov. 1870 at age 50 yrs. (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 44)

VALCAIN, Manuel an Indian d. 4 Sept. 1867 at age 45 yrs. of yellow fever (Charenton Ch.: v. 1, p. 41)

VIRTIN, Amanda an Indian (Emmanuel & Zulmee FALCON) b. 29 Feb. 1884 (Charenton Ch.: v. 2, p. 132)

VIRTIN, Norbert Louis an Indian (Emmanuel & Zulmee FALCON) b. 19 Mar. 1886 (Charenton Ch.: v. 2, p. 165)

VULCAIN, Zulmee Philomine - an Indian (Emmanuel & Zulmee FALCON) b. 15 Feb. 1890 (Charenton Ch.: v. 2, p. 245)




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