This weekend, our cohort will visit the Military Maneuvers Museum, White Sulphur Springs, Jena Band of Choctaw, and Poverty Point.

A previous post contains the pre-site report on the Military Maneuvers Museum.

I consulted a number of websites for our visit. Little was available on White Sulphur Springs (http://www.thepineywoods.com/sulphur.htm , http://louisiana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,3,fid,1630396,n,white%20sulphur%20springs%20post%20office.cfm, and http://louisiana.hometownlocator.com/la/la-salle/white-sulphur-springs.cfm )

The Jena Band of Choctaws’ website was the best source of information on them, but NSU’s Folklife Center also offers a good resource:

http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/57

There are dozens of web-based resources on Poverty Point, but of various scientific integrity and detail:

http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/

http://www.lpb.org/programs/povertypoint/pp_transcript.html

http://www.livegreenorleans.com/WP/2009/08/poverty-point-is-louisiana-rich/

Our cohort will do a trek throughout Central and Northwest Louisiana moving between I-49 and I-20 in a loop Northeast of Natchitoches, south to Pineville, then to White Sulphur Springs and Trout (in the Jena area), then to Poverty Point (near Epps). A potential route is in this Google travel plan.

I recently visited the Jena Band at powwow and look forward to this visit. My guess is that White Sulphur Springs will be a natural spring and perhaps an archaeology site, yet I sincerely look forward to it. I have high expectations of Poverty Point. I have been waiting my whole life to go there.

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