Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe

Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe

About Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe

The modern Tunica-Biloxi tribe live in Mississippi and east central Louisiana. The modern tribe is composed of descendants of Tunica, Biloxi (a Siouan-speaking people from the Gulf coast), Ofo (also Siouan), Avoyel (a Natchez people), and Muskogean Choctaw. They speak mostly English and French. Many live on the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation in central Avoyelles Parish, just south of the city of Marksville, Louisiana. The reservation has a land area of 0.6495 sq mi, or 415.68 acres. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe operates Louisiana's first land-based casino, Paragon Casino Resort. It opened in Marksville in June 1994. The 2000 census lists 648 persons identified as Tunica. By the Middle Mississippian period, local Late Woodland peoples in the Central Mississippi Valley had...'

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