caddoes

by: mia tatum

region of tx they lived in

the Caddoes lived in the coastal plains.

type of food they made

the Caddoes raised corn, beans and squash. they also hunted the deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels and other animals in the pine woods around them.

how their food was obtained

the Caddo people farmed, hunted, and fished for their food.

type of dwelling they lived in

the Caddoes lived in large, dome shaped, oneroom homes covered in overlapping layers of thatch called a hut

weapons and/or tools they used

Caddo hunters primarily used bows and arrows. the fishermen caught fish and shellfish in basket traps.

special traditions they had and/or religion

the caddo were polytheistic which means they believed in more than one god.

organization of leadership

for hundreds of years, the ancient Caddo people built earthen mounds in the special places where their leaders and priests lived.

where are they located now or what became of them

most of the Caddo traditionally lived in the Piney Woods, which is now in areas known as East Texas, southern Arkansas, western Louisiana, and southeastern Oklahoma. they now have names/ language in Caddo

unique facts or characteristics

  • Caddo Indian men wore breech cloths, sometimes with leather leggings to protect their legs
  • Caddo women wore wraparound skirts and poncho tops made of woven fiber and deerskin
  • Both genders wore earrings and moccasins
  • Storytelling is very important to the Caddo Indian culture