The name Natchitoch (Natchitoches, Nachitoch, Nachitos, Nacitos, Naketosh, Natsytos) is primarily linked with a group of Caddo Indians who lived on the Red River in northwestern Louisiana, but in the late seventeenth century one Natchitoch village was found among the Kadohadacho Caddo Indians of extreme northeastern Texas. This village was on the south bank of the Red River in the area of present Bowie County. In the nineteenth century some of the surviving Natchitoch Indians of Louisiana joined remnants of two Caddoan groups of Texas, the Kadohadachos and Hasinais, and eventually reached the Brazos Indian Reservation in the area of present Young County. In 1858 these various Caddoan groups were moved to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Their descendants now live in the vicinity of Caddo County, Oklahoma.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Thomas N. Campbell, “Natchitoch Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 01, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/natchitoch-indians.
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