Chairman / Chief

Mr. Romas Antoine


eMail address


Office Hours

9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST

Monday - Thursday


 Phone  (318) 240-8424

Fax (318) 240-8423


Office Location - Map

320 Cottage St., #B

Marksville, LA 71351



Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation of Louisiana, Inc. 

(A Non-Profit Organization)

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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. 







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

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.

Tribal News Headlines: 


Published: Saturday 7/27/2013

  TRIBAL PRINCESS ...and the winner is Torree Breann Sylvain see details.


Published: Monday, 5/13/2013


ATTENTION:  We are on a Search for Miss Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation of Louisiana Native American Princess.  Now Accepting Applications for 2013-2014. We are holding our 1st Native American Contest. see details.


The Avoyel-Taensa Indian Tribe of Louisiana has Tribal t-shirts for sale at the office in Marksville. The proceeds will help to defray the costs of our tribal expenses. These t-shirts will be sold for $16.00 & $17.00 each. Please call 318-240-8424 or come by the office at 320 Cottage St., #B, Marksville, La for further details.


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.

   Chairman/Chief: Mr. Romas Antoine

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 

Thanks for your support.


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