“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Belcher in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Caddo Indian Dugout Canoe

ca. A.D. 1299-1413


— Historic Site —

Caddo Indian Dugout Canoe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. Caddo Indian Dugout Canoe Marker
Inscription.  A Caddo dugout canoe from the Middle Caddo period (ca. A.D. 1200-1500) was found in the bank of the Red River on Kavanaugh family property near this location in June of 2017 by Jenna Bradley and Robert Cornett. The canoe was recovered from the river bank with the help of many residents including Paul Dickson, Tony Hale, Robert Crager, Tommy Stinson, and Jeffrey Girard, archaeologist; and it was transported to Texas A&M for preservation prior to being returned to Louisiana for display. The cypress dugout canoe is 33'6" long, 3' wide, with height of sides 2'7". The Belcher mound site on Cowhide Bayou was occupied by the Caddo Indians during this same period of time, as were several sites along Willow Chute Bayou on the east side of the river.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1299.
Location. 32° 45.663′ N, 93° 50.046′ W. Marker is in Belcher, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 3049 and Belcher River Road, on the right when traveling north
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on State Route 3049. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belcher LA 71004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horseshoe Bayou Bridge On LA. 530 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Minnie Clyde Dixon Connell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ruben T. Glassell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); First State Bank of Belcher (approx. 0.6 miles away); Belcher Mound (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belcher Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belcher Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Belcher High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belcher.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 32 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 28, 2022