Their Story - Dior Hills 9-4-15
Who Are The Caddo?
Some people may ask, Who are the Caddo?
The Caddo are farmers who lived in East Texas. They grew plants, raised animals and scavenged for nuts. They made a confederacy and named our present-day Texas, "Tejas". There were two main groups the Caddo had. One, known as Kadohadacho lived near the Red River and down by Arkansas Border. The other group was the Hasinais. They were the ones who made Texas the name it is today. When they first named it Tejas would be pronounced as "Te-haas". In fact, Texas is a Caddoan word that meant "Those who are friends"
What They Ate
What They Wore
Many people may ask.. What did the Caddo wear?
The Caddo group wore leather, from buffalo, deer, bear and many other animal skins, they would tan them. They even grew their own cloth and made clothes and shoes out of that! Its quite amazing how they used their recourses to make a living. (:
Where They Lived
The Caddo Hunting
This is the Caddo hunting for buffalo. They would usually hunt in groups and be gone for many weeks.
Most people wouldn't know what the Caddo wore. Well! Here it is!!!! This is what the Caddo wore on a daily basis.
How did the Caddo adapt?
The Caddo group adapted to their environment by using the fruits, vegetables, plants, animals and many other crops for food, clothing and more. They used cotton for cloth, tanned leather for clothes and shoes. They used the animals such as buffalo, deer, bear and many more for food. As well as the resources that come with them. The trees could be used for their homes, and the walnuts made great snacks! The thing that fascinated me the most about them was the way they made their resources useful without wasting them.