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Caddo Culture and History

As a complement to our Caddo language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Caddo tribe and their society. Please note that Caddos and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Caddo history is interesting and important, but the Caddo Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Please contact us if you have a Caddo link to add.

Our Caddo Websites

Caddo Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Caddo Indian language.
Caddo Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Caddo culture.
Caddo Legends:
    Collection of Caddo Indian legends and folktales.

Caddo Tribal and Community Websites

Caddo Nation:
    Homepage of the Caddo tribe.
Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma:
    Information on Caddo culture and history from a Caddo cultural organization.

Books for sale on the Caddos

Caddo Indians: Where We Came From: * Hasinai: A Traditional History of the Caddo Confederacy:
    Two excellent books by Caddo tribal members on the history and culture of their people.
The Caddo Nation: Archaeological and Ethnohistoric Perspectives:
    Detailed academic text on the history of the Caddo Indian tribe.
Traditions of the Caddo:
    A good collection of Caddo folklore and oral history.
The Archaeology of the Caddo:
    Informative book on the prehistory and artifacts of the Caddo civilization and their ancestors.
The Caddo Indians: Tribes at the Convergence of Empires * Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians:
    The Caddo Chiefdoms: Caddo Economics and Politics * Caddo Connections: Cultural Interactions within and beyond the Caddo World:
    Some other interesting anthropology/history books about the Caddo tribe.
Native Americans: Caddo: * The Caddo of Texas:
    Caddo Indian picture books for kids.
*When the Storm God Rides: Tejas and other Indian Legends:
    Stories from the Alabama, Comanche and Caddo tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Caddos and Native Americans in general.

Maps of Caddo Lands

Arkansas Indian Map * Texas Indian Map * Louisiana Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Caddo Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southeastern Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Caddo, Cherokee, Catawba, and other southeast tribes.

Caddo Lifestyle and Tradition

Caddo Indians:
    Article from the Encyclopedia of North American Indians on Caddo culture and history.
The Texas Caddo Indians:
    A history of the Caddo Indians in Texas, with many pictures.
Caddo Indian Tribe:
    History and genealogy of the Caddo tribe.
Caddo Tribe:
    Article on Caddo history and culture.
Caddo Clothing * Traditional Indian Clothes * Porcupine Hair Roaches * Indian Hair Styles:
    Pictures of traditional Caddo Indian clothing and hair.
Caddo Legends:
    Collection of Caddo Indian legends and folktales.
Kiowa and Caddo Storytelling:
    Traditional narrations and songs by a Caddo-Kiowa storyteller.
John Kionut:
    Hatsinai songs performed by a Caddo Indian musician.
Caddo Authors:
    Caddo writers, their lives and work.
Caddo Flag:
    Caddo flags.
Living in Grass Houses:
    Online exhibit on the traditional grass house of the Caddo tribe.
Caddo License Plates * Caddo Nation License Plate:
    Oklahoma Caddo license plate.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Caddo * Kadohadacho * Hasini * Natchitoches * Yatasi * Hainai:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Caddo tribes.
   Historia y lengua Caddo * Los Caddo
   Information about the Caddo tribe in Spanish.
   Caddo Nation:
   Caddo links.
  Caddo Tribe:
  Caddo Indian books.



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