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Kickapoo Culture and History

As a complement to our Kickapoo language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Kickapoo people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and future as well as a past. Kickapoo history is interesting and important, but the Kickapoo are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as archaeology exhibits, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Kickapoo Websites

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

Kickapoo Tribal and Community Websites

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma:
    Official homepage of the Oklahoma Kickapoo tribe, including government information and the tribal enrollment department.
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas:
    Official homepage of the Kansas Kickapoo tribe (under construction.)
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino:
    Homepage of the Texas Kickapoo casino.
Constitution of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas:
    1989 constitution of the Texas Kickapoo tribe.

Maps of Kickapoo Lands

Indiana Indian Maps:
    History of tribal migrations through Indiana, with a map showing the Kickapoo journeys.
Michigan Indian Maps * Ohio Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Kickapoo Indians and their neighbors.
Texas Indian Reservations * Kansas Indian Reservations:
    Maps showing the locations of the Kickapoo reservations today.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southern Algonquians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Kickapoo, Menominee, Potawatomi, and other tribes.

Kickapoo Lifestyle and Tradition

The Texas Kickapoo:
    Photo-essay mixing cultural and historical information with black-and-white artistic photographs.
The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas:
    Culture and history of the Texas/Mexican Kickapoos.
Kickapoo Indians:
    Overview of the Kickapoo people from the Handbook of Texas.
Kickapoo Legends:
    Collection of Kickapoo Indian legends and folktales.
Kickapoo Pow Wow:
    The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Powwow in Illinois.
    Article on the culture of the Mexican Kickapoos.
    Brief overview of the Kickapoo Indians.
Great Lakes Indian Costume * American Indian Clothes * Feather Headdresses * Indian Hair Style:
    Traditional Chippewa and Kickapoo clothing and hair.
Kickapoo Diorama:
    Recreation of a traditional Kickapoo Indian home in Illinois.
Kickapoo Tribe Searches for Water:
    The importance of the Delaware River to the Kickapoo Nation in Kansas.
American Indian Religions:
    Advice for people researching traditional Kickapoo religion and other American Indian spirituality.
Kickapoo Pumpkin Soup:
    Traditional Kickapoo recipes.
Kickapoo License Plates * Kickapoo Tribe License Plate:
    Oklahoma Kickapoo license plate.

Kickapoo Literature and Art

Crying Wind:
    Kickapoo Indian author Crying Wind.
Native Expressions:
    Lovely masks by a Kickapoo/Mexican Indian artist.
Native American Artwork:
    Information, photographs and links about Kickapoo and other native art.

Kickapoo Politics, Issues and News

Kickapoo School Excelling * Kickapoo Nation School * Circle of Learning at Kickapoo Schools:
    Articles on elementary and high school education on the Kansas Kickapoo lands.
Kickapoo Tribe Fighting Inhalant Addiction * Volatile Substance Abuse Among the Kickapoo People:
    The Texas Kickapoo tribe's struggle with substance abuse.
Kickapoo Water Rights * Kickapoo Reservation facing severe drought * Kickapoo Tribe faces water crisis:
    The Kickapoo Nation of Kansas' fight against water politics and pollution.

Kickapoo History

Kickapoo Indian History:
    Tribal history of the Kickapoo people.
Kickapoo History:
    Article on the history and genealogy of the Kickapoo tribe.
No-ko-aht's Talk:
    A Kickapoo chief's account of a tribal journey from Kansas to Mexico and back.
Treaty With the Kickapoo:
    1862 Kickapoo treaty.
Kickapoo Titles in Oklahoma:
    Legal history of the Oklahoma Kickapoo tribe.
Four Directions: Kickapoo:
    Timeline and links about Kickapoo history.

Kickapoo Genealogy

Kickapoo Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Kickapoo Indian descendants.
Sweetness' Wickiup * Pensoneau Family:
    Family genealogies of the descendants of Kickapoo leader and Treaty signer Stephen Pensoneau (Kennekuk).
Hannah Waggoner:
    Personal family genealogy of the descendants of a Kickapoo woman.
Native American Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Kickapoo and other American Indian ancestors.

Books for sale on the Kickapoo
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The Texas Kickapoo, Keepers of Tradition:
    Photography and cultural/historical information about the Kickapoos of Texas.
The Mexican Kickapoo Indians * Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border * The Kickapoo Indians:
    Histories of the Kickapoo Indians.
Kenekuk, the Kickapoo Prophet:
    Biography of the Kickapoo chief and religious leader Kenekuk.
Crying Wind/My Searching Heart * When The Stars Danced:
    Autobiographical/inspirational books by Kickapoo author Crying Wind.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Kickapoo * Kickapoo Tribe * Kickapoo:
   Encyclopedia entries on the Kickapoo Indians.
   Kikapú * Los Kikapúes * Kikapoo de Sonora: * Los Kickapoos:
   Information on the Kickapoos in Spanish.
   Kickapoo Manuscripts:
   List of Kickapoo manuscripts from the Kansas State Historical Society.

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