Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Did You Know?

When French and Spanish explorers first arrived in this area they found a thriving culture established by the Caddo-Addai and the Caddo Nachitosh Indian Tribes. The two tribes were part of the larger Caddo Indian Group. They were a simi-nomadic people meaning they lived in an area for a few years and moved to better hunting and fishing when those were thinned out. During the several years of living in one place they built homes of poles and thatched grass wall and roofs similar the shape of a beehive.

The Caddo men were not particularly bad fighters except when attacked. The women were expert weavers of rugs and pottery makers. Both men and women tanned animal skins into clothes. However, the early French explorers said the women were better at tanning hides than the men.

A tribe of Caddo Indians lived in the scenic area of DeSoto Parish now known as the Dollette (Dolet) Hills. This was a perfect area since it provided ample game, streams for fishing and even some caves to store winter food. This area was named by the white man after one of the early settlers Pierre Dollette. There were valleys for growing corn, beans and pumpkins by the Indians.

 

 

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