Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

Infobox Ethnic group
group = Jena Band of Choctaw Indians


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population = 241
regions = Louisiana
languages = English, Choctaw
religions = Protestantism, traditional beliefs
related = Choctaw, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Five Civilized Tribes other Native American groups

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians are a Native American group of Choctaws. They are located in La Salle and Catahoula Parishes. The Jena Band received federal recognition in 1995. Tribal membership totals 241. [ [http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/biaind.pdf Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 55 / Thursday, March 22, 2007 / Notices] (PDF). Library of Congress. Retrieved on 2008-05-09.] [ [http://www.jenachoctaw.org/history.html Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Brief Historical Summary] . Jena Band of Choctaw Indians. Retrieved on 2008-05-09.] The United Houma Nation is headquartered at Golden Meadow, Louisiana and has numerous communities located in the bayous of Southeastern Louisiana. Many of their communities were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Their total population stands at 17,000. They are Choctaw-related people. The Choctaw-Apache of Ebarb are descendants of Choctaw and Apache people who live near the town of Zwolle, Louisiana in the extreme western part of the state of Louisiana. Their tribal enrollment stands at 2,000. The Bayou-Lacombe Choctaw community is located in the far eastern section of Louisiana, and is home to 300 tribal citizens. The Clifton Choctaw are located in Clifton, Louisiana in the central part of the state and number around 500 tribal citizens.

Culture

Choctaw culture has greatly evolved over the centuries combining mostly European-American influences; however, interaction with Spain, France, and England greatly shaped it as well. They were known for their rapid incorporation of modernity, developing a written language, transitioning to yeoman farming methods, and accepting European-American and African-Americans into their society. See Choctaw Culture.

ee also

* Choctaw
* Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
* Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
* MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians
* Choctaw Culture
* Jessica Biel
* Choctaw Nation Mississippi River Clan
* Brett Favre (partial lineage)
* African Americans with Native Heritage
* jghghjgjh Native Americans in the United States
* Contemporary groups: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek

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