Coushatta was Coushatta Chute; it started as a point on the river for steamboats to refuel, etc. It was part of Natchitoches Parish prior to 1871. Red River Parish was formed from parts of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto and Natchitoches Parishes in 1871. Coushatta is the parish seat.
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