Tribal Communities of Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogees
1. Ms. Audrey Westerman CGRS (seated back right) presenting new historical facts to the Grand Caillou/Dulac council.
2. Tribal representatives at the Louisiana State Capital grounds during the 2001 Regular Legislative Session.
Front left to right - Chief Albert Naquin (Isle de Jean Charles Band), Ernie Dardar,
Josie Darda, Yvonne Ferguson, Chief Randy Verdun (Bayou Lafourche Band)
Back left to right - Donna Hung, Ronald Courteaux, Chair Marlene Foret (Grand Caillou/Dulac), Odelia Verdin,
Ovelia Dardar, Audrey Westerman CGRS (Genealogist/Historian), Andrew Verdin
Standing left to right - Dion Lirette, Tyler Lirette, Blaine Lirette, Joseph Lirette
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The Three Independent Communities
The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band, Isle de Jean Charles Band, and Bayou Lafourche Band are the three ancestrally related bands or tribal communities. Some of the tribal members refer to themselves simply as Biloxi-Chitimacha, but they are an amalgamation of several tribes which include Biloxi, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Acolapissa, and Atakapa. Each community is governed by its own tribal council and advised by their respective Council of Elders.
All three bands are in very close geographical proximity, all being within a 10-15 mile radius. Because of this closeness in geography, ancestry, and family ties it was very logical to form an alliance between the three tribal communities. Collectively they are represented by the Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogees. The governing body of the Confederation is the Grand Council. The Grand Council is responsible for research efforts and the pursuit of federal recognition on behalf of the three bands or tribal communities.
Select a navigation bar at the top of this page for detailed information about each community from its history to the present. Select "The Confederation" navigation bar at left to view more information about the Confederation.
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