Coushatta

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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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The site has won the support of the newly formed Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, which includes the Center for American Indian Languages, the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.
And in an August 2001 email, Jack Abramoff directed the Louisiana Coushatta tribe to reissue a $25,000 check made out to DeLay's ARMPAC, and redirect it to 60 Plus.
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.
Tom DeLay, R-Texas, sent [the memo to] the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to describe his strategy for protecting the tribe's gambling business." The memo read: The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the Internet and telephone trees,...
Two months later, reports Roll Call, Vitter inserted a provision into a Department of Interior spending bill for one of Abramoff's clients, the Coushatta tribe of Louisiana.
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.
"We have all this history, but what about information and writings on what we're like today--what we do and how we live?" said Maldonado, 32, whose mother was a member of the Alabama Coushatta tribe and whose father was Mexican.
Mary says she's going on to the Grand Casino at Kinder, owned by the Coushatta tribe.
The Casino is owned by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.
Perhaps, like the Coushatta tribe, she's less than thrilled about having paid something for nothing.
The status of these casinos was legally dubious, and the Coushatta Tribe in neighboring Louisiana wanted to see them shut down.