The Louisiana Indian Heritage Association, a state-wide non-profit organization founded in 1967, is dedicated to the preservation of Native American customs and traditions.
LIHA has produced annual powwows since 1967 and is the oldest on-going organization of its kind in the Southeast region. Prior to 1967, it was necessary to travel to Texas or Oklahoma to attend a powwow. Most Louisiana Natives had been assimilated into the dominant culture and had lost their identity. Lost were cereLonial dances, such as the Stomp Dance, indigenous to Southeastern United States. LIHA has played a major role in the revival of traditions among the Louisiana Native Americans. LIHA has been an instrument to rediscover their culture and heritage.
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