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Bayou Macon
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    The land lying between Bayou Macon and the Mississippi, lower than the natural levees of the two streams, formed a depression that was inundated in periods of flood.  After traveling from Jefferson County, Arkansas, for 250 miles, Bayou Macon joins the Tensas 42 miles before the latter reaches the Black River.  When white men first appeared on the edge of the basin, except for a small branch of the Natchez tribe, the Tensas, no Indians permanently occupied the region.
The French, during their occupation of Louisiana, made no permanent settlements on Bayou Macon or on
the Tensas.
Northeast Louisiana
The Upper Mississippi River
The Tensas River
Bayou Macon
The Ouachita River
The Black River
Northwest Louisiana
Bayou Dorcheat
Red River
Southwest Louisiana
Sabine River
Calcasieu River
South Louisiana
Atchafalaya River
Bayou Teche
Bayou LaFourche
Southeast Louisiana
The Lower Mississippi
Pearl  River
Amite  River