Recent Visitors to Butte Hill

Night cameras caught these visitors at Butte Hill recently. The chief has offered to pitch a tent for Charlia, his wife, and me to camp out one night. We’re not interested in that offer. bb

Black Bear – Kojak
Kojak – Black Bear
Black Bear
Red Fox

Butte Tribe Family Seal

Butte Tribe of Bayou Bourbeaux proudly introduces the Great Seal of the Butte Indians. The Butte Tribes totem, the Black Bear, is represented in the graphic which tells the story of Butte Hill, the indigenous mound of the Butte Indians in Natchitoches Parish. The mound has been guarded by the Butte Indians for close to 200 years. The symbols of Two Moons & White Smoke, the last family ancestors to be buried on Butte Hill, has been placed in honor of these two elders. A great big thanks goes out to our cousin, Kim Roberts, for all the inspiration and help that she gave me to create our seal. bb

Trip to Butte Hill

Butte Chief Rodger Collum visited the graves of his ancestors, White Smoke & Two Moons, who were the last of his ancestors to be buried on Butte Hill. For close to two hundred years, this family of Desadiers led by Collum, grandson of Clarence Desadier who passed family leadership down to Collum, stood watch over Butte Hill, their ancestral burial grounds. As early as 5 years old, Chief Collum remembers sitting at his grandparents’ feet while they taught him the history of his Native American ancestors. Collum was taught the importance of family and the responsibility that would one day be passed down to him. Today, Chief Collum understands the wisdom of the elders. He leads his family with honor & dignity passed down by the elders that walked before him.