Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Choctaw Indian Life in the Lacombe Area

The Choctaw Indians and their life in the Lacombe area were described in detail in an article By H. F. "Pete" Gregory on the Louisiana Folklife website, with pictures. 

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Thomas Colvin of Mandeville, although not a Choctaw Indian, learned the craft of weaving traditional Choctaw baskets from Mathilde Johnson, the last Bayou Lacombe Choctaw woman who knew the craft. Photo by Janice Dee Gilbert, courtesy Louisiana Folklife Program.

On July 2, 1939, this article appeared in the Times Picayune, New Orleans

Six Choctaws Remain of Proud Lacombe Tribes
Times Picayune July 2, 1939