This was the last village of the Native Americans called the Kadohadacho in the Caddo homeland. The Kadohadacho lived on the Caddo Lake on the boundary between Louisiana and Texas, and their main village was Timber Hill. In the Treaty of Cession in 1835, the Caddo transferred nearly a million acres of their land to the United States. Although the signature of the interpreter Larkin Edwards appears on page 6 of the treaty, Edwards was not present during the negotiations and did not translate for the Caddo. Thus, the Caddo people did not fare well from the treaty. A Caddo woman named Mary Inkanish recalled that when she was a child, "the whites raided the Indians, drove them from their villages and took a portion of their crops. After the treaty, part of the money was paid, but a part never was paid."