Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans is named after the Tchoupitoulas Native American tribe, which lived in the area prior to European settlement. The Tchoupitoulas were part of the Houma Nation, a group of Native American tribes that lived in present-day Louisiana. They were known for their hunting and fishing skills and were an important part of the local economy.
The Tchoupitoulas people were forcibly relocated to a reservation in the mid-19th century as the city of New Orleans expanded. The street was named for them in honor of their historical presence in the area.
Today, Tchoupitoulas Street is a bustling commercial and residential area, known for its vibrant nightlife, food, and music scene. It is also home to several historical sites, including the Tchoupitoulas Indian Village, which was a settlement of the Houma Nation.