By: Lauren Schondau
The Foods They Ate:
~ The Wichita ate the animal meat they hunted raw.
~ From spring to fall the Wichita grew pumpkin, squash, beans, and plum trees.
~ Even though the Wichita lived near several rivers, they never ate fish or went fishing.
~ When the Wichita migrated west they would eat and hunt buffalo.
~ The women collected nuts and fruits to eat.
The Wichita used dogs and horses to travel and carry their belongings.
The Wichita were very good at making pottery and painting.
The Wichita language is endangered, but indians are trying to keep the language alive by teaching the language to their children.
Weapons and Tools:
~ Instead the Wichita used obsidian since it was sharp and hard to break.
~ Since they lived on a plain buffalo was their main source. They used bow and arrows to kill the buffalo. Later they improved the bow and arrow by making them out of buffalo tendons.
~ They also made spoons, knives, and other cooking utensils out of stone.
Organization Of Leadership:
~ They had a head chief who was elected by the head warriors.
~ Their society was highly viewed as egalitarian.
What Became of Them:
~ In 1872, the Wichita bought 743,000 acres of land in Caddo County, Oklahoma and still live on that land today.
~ The Wichita tribe is still maintained with a population of about 1,798 indians.