or Natchitoch were one of the indigenous tribes in Louisiana
of the Caddo
Native Americans. In the early 17th century they were joined by some of the remnants of the Cadodaquiou
, a tribe that had been largely killed and enslaved by the Chickasaw
. They settled on the Cane River
around present-day Natchitoches
- Lauber, Almon Wheeler. Indian Slavery in Colonial Times Within the Present Limits of the United States. (New York: AMS Press, 1969 [originally published by Columbia University Press, 1913]) p. 30.