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Coushatta:

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, indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Muskogean branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). They lived in S Alabama in the early 18th cent. and were members of the Creek confederacy. During the 19th cent.
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, Native North Americans.
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An anthropologist testified at trial that many Southeastern Indian tribes traditionally wore their hair long and believed that hair was sacred, but he could not speak about the Alabama Coushatta Tribe specifically because tribal members did not talk to outsiders about their beliefs and rituals.
has written a narrative that follows the Alabama and the Coushatta Indians from their origins in the American southeast to their eventual 19th century settlement in East Texas.
In 2002, Abramoff directed the Louisiana Coushatta to reissue a $10,000 check made out to yet another DeLay PAC to America 21.
KEY MOMENT: In June 2003, Blunt co-signed a letter to Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton opposing the casino aspirations of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, whose operation would have competed with one run by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, a client of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Y eso sera el proximo 28 de octubre cuando dispute el titulo mundial juvenil del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo ante Allen Curtis Litzau (10-2, 6 ko's) en el Coushatta Casino en Kinder, Louissiana.
Tom DeLay, R-Texas, sent [the memo to] the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to describe his strategy for protecting the tribe's gambling business.
Davis, of Coushatta, Louisiana, has been suspended during an investigation by the Red River Elementary School board.
In June 2003, Abramoff persuaded Majority Leader Tom DeLay to organize a letter, cosigned by Speaker Hastert, Whip Roy Blunt, and Deputy Whip Eric Cantor, that endorsed a view of gambling law benefiting Abramoff's client, the Louisiana Coushatta, by blocking gambling competition by another tribe.
One tribe, the Coushatta of Louisiana, gave Scanlon "and related entities" more than $30 million, according to the article.
Rohrabacher also received $12,500 from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Michigan; and the Tigua Indian Reservation in Texas.
Roy Fletcher, spokesman for the Coushatta tribe of Louisiana's pro-casino faction, which retained Abramoff, says the tribe is investigating whether it got what it paid for.