The Natchitoches (Caddo: Náshit'ush) are a Native American tribe from Louisiana. They are part of the Caddo Confederacy.
In the early 17th century they were joined by some of the remnants of the Kadohadacho, a tribe with many members who had been killed or enslaved by the Chickasaw. They settled on the Cane River around present day Natchitoches, Louisiana, which is a city named after the tribe.
They are enrolled in the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.
- Edmonds, Randlett. Nusht'uhtiʔtiʔ Hasinay: Caddo Phrasebook. Richardson, TX: Various Indian Peoples Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-884655-00-9.
- Lauber, Almon Wheeler. Indian Slavery in Colonial Times Within the Present Limits of the United States. (New York: AMS Press, 1969 [originally published by Columbia University Press, 1913]) p. 30.