Dotchetonne Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: July 1, 1995

The Dotchetonne Indians are known only from records of the La Salle expedition, which identify them as late seventeenth century allies of the Kadohadachos. Although some writers state that the Dotchetonnes lived in northeastern Texas, this has never been demonstrated. J. R. Swanton identified the Dotchetonne Indians as a Caddoan group that lived on Bayou Dauchite in the area of northwestern Louisiana, but he presented no argument for this identification.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Pierre Margry, ed., Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amérique septentrionale, 1614–1754 (6 vols., Paris: Jouast, 1876–86). John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).


  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Tribes (Other)

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Thomas N. Campbell, “Dotchetonne Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 19, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995