New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Search this site.View the site map.
 
 

What does the word "Tchoupitoulas" mean?

River People

From the historical marker at Tchoupitoulas Plantation:
Site of plantation acquired in 1808 by Joseph Soniat du Fossat. Visited by Governor William C. C. Claiborne and, legend says, privateer Jean Lafitte. Chapitoulas Indians, whose name means river people, lived in this area.
Located in Harahan, District 2, Hwy 48, Jefferson Parish.
From http://www.enlou.com/markers/tchoupitoulasplantation.htm