The Avoyel culture is similar to the practices of the southern Hopewell tribes of the Ohio River Valley. This is evident through the Mounds found at the Marksville Site. 

There is an Archeological period named after the Marksville site which dates back between 1 and 400 A.D.. This period was when the mound building was at it's peak.

The Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation of Louisiana, Inc is based in Avoyelles Parish La. The Avoyel Indians are considered to be the indigenous tribe of Avoyelles Parish with it's ceremonial site in the present day town of Marksville, La.  

We the people of the Avoyel-Taensa Tribe of Louisiana, do hereby adopt this Constitution in order to:

1.Promote the common good and well-being of the Tribe.

2.Protect and preserve our culture and traditions including our language, arts, crafts, and archaeological sites.

3.Protect our land, water, and natural resources.

4.Promote and protect the health and welfare of our people.

5.Encourage and promote educational opportunities for the members of our Tribe.

6.Foster economic development.

7.Protect the individual rights of our members.

8.Acquire additional lands for the benefits of the Tribe.

9.Promote self-government and ensure the political integrity of the Tribe.

10.Preserve, secure, and exercise all the inherent sovereign rights and powers of an Indian Tribe.

In an effort to better serve our tribal members and our community with information concerning our organization, we have prepared this website.  
It is here that vital information concerning our cultural history, programs, upcoming events, board meetings and other newsworthy information can be found. We hope you find this site both informative and enjoyable. 

Please contact our office with any questions you may have. Our office phone number is (318) 240-8424, or you may email our office at Avoyeltaensa@gmail.com  Thanks for your support.


•   www.doi.gov/bia - U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

   www.indianaffairs.com - Office of Indian Affairs for the State of Louisiana. 

•   www.indiancountrytoday.com - The world's largest Native American news source. 

•   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States - Native Americans in the United States.

   http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/LA_Avoyelles.htm - Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Free Public Records Directory

•   www.nps.gov/popo  - Louisiana State Park Services location containing some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America. 

Photo of one of our Tribal Indian burial mounds, located in Marksville City Park. 

Due to COVID the office has been very limited in the progress of working for the tribe. However, the tribe is still working gradually. The tribal office is working on distributing food boxes in the near future. Watch the website and our Facebook page for more updates for future dates for food boxes. Thank you for your patience.


Mr. Romas Antoine

Email Address


Office Hours



Phone Number
(318) 240-8424

Fax Number
(318) 240-8423

Office Location
320 Cottage St. #B

Marksville, LA 71351

Office Email

Avoyel Tribe of Louisiana