Houma Indian Tribe
By: Erin Guidry
Now- It is now located in Terrebonne Parish and Lafourche, Louisiana
Driven to swamp & marsh (learned to hunt, fish, & trap)
Adopted crawfish as tribal symbol of kinship & protection
Living along the Mississippi allowed their nourishment
Tribal members were farmers, fishermen, and trappers
Discovered oil in 1930
Easy prey for land developers and and oil and gas companies
1940's Houma children attended school
Quality education still unavailables though
Indian Schools or "Settlement Schools"
Schools offered up to 7th grade learning
Could not graduate until 1960
- The Houmas still wood carve today
- Clothes are more normal then back then
- Have no ceremonies
- Education available
- Certified teachers
- Can now graduate anytime
- Have normal human jobs like lawyers, teachers, and accountants
- Teach about their tribe history to children and others
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