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DOTCHETONNE INDIANS. The Dotchetonne Indians are known only from records of the La Salle expedition, which identify them as late seventeenth century allies of the Kadohadachos. Although some writers state that the Dotchetonnes lived in northeastern Texas, this has never been demonstrated. J. R. Swanton identified the Dotchetonne Indians as a Caddoan group that lived on Bayou Dauchite in the area of northwestern Louisiana, but he presented no argument for this identification.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Pierre Margry, ed., Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amérique septentrionale, 1614–1754 (6 vols., Paris: Jouast, 1876–86). John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).

Thomas N. Campbell


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas N. Campbell, "DOTCHETONNE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.