Category: History

Hasinai Summer Youth Camp

(Sponsored in part by the Hasinai Society and the Oklahoma Arts Council & National Endowment for the Arts) The Hasinai Summer Youth Camp is to immerse Caddo children in their traditional culture for one week. Our children come form all … Continue reading

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Annual Clara Brown Dance

The Clara Brown Dance is held in loving memory of Clara Brown and Haskell Brown and all our loved ones that are gone but not forgotten. Every year Charlene Wright and family honor the elders. The Honorary elders are: Merle … Continue reading

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Books About the Caddo

The following are some interesting books written about the Caddo people: Herbert Eugene Bolton: The Hasinais: Southern Caddoans As Seen by the Earliest Europeans Jeff Bowen: Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Fort Sill Apache, Wichita, Caddo, and Delaware Indians Birth and Death … Continue reading

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Cultural Preservation

The Cultural Preservation Department implements several federal laws which protect cultural heritage resources. It also encompasses a range of preservation programs, including language preservation, NAGPRA / Repatriation, and Historic Preservation. Continue reading

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Caddo Culture Club

The Caddo Culture Club is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1988 in an effort to preserve the culture and traditions of the Caddo People. We were the first known group that was established to help preserve the culture … Continue reading

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Culture Club Pictures

The Shuwii ti’ti’ (Caddo Youth Drum Group) and the Caddo Culture Club recently performed at the 2008 Southern Legislative Conference Opening Reception held at the Oklahoma State Capital on July 11, 2008. The Conference was for the Southern Legislative Representatives … Continue reading

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Culture Club Videos

In the past year, the club began a project to digitize and archive many audio and video recordings of Caddo songs, dances, and ceremonies from many different sources.  The results will be placed in the Caddo Museum archives for visitors, … Continue reading

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Hasinai Society

The Hasinai Society is an organization that works to preserve traditional Caddo culture and pass these traditions on to future generations. We focus on music and dance, language, and traditional crafts. Our main programs are an annual summer youth camp, … Continue reading

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Heritage & Culture

The Caddo people maintain many of their traditional ways and actively work to preserve their unique tribal culture. One of the most striking features of traditional Caddo culture is the great quantity of social dances that are preserved to this … Continue reading

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Language

The Caddo language is a member of the Caddoan language family. It is linguistically related to the Pawnee, Arikara, Wichita, and Keechi languages. Each band of the Caddo had a distinct dialect, but these dialects could generally be understood by … Continue reading

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