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The oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, Natchitoches is a vibrant community dedicated to preserving its incredibly rich and diverse heritage. Established in 1714 as a center for trade between local Indians and French colonists, Natchitoches has known the imprint of French, Spanish, African, American Indian, Creole and American cultures.