Upcoming Events
  • Wichita Travel Plaza Cashiers Needed

    The Wichita Travel Plaza is hiring part-time entry level cashiers.  Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma drivers' license, have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible schedules.  Apply in person at The Wichita Travel Plaza 1 mile North of Anadarko.  Applications are available onsite.  Indian preference applies.

  • Honor the Child Day
    April 23, 2015

    "Honor the Child Day"

    Parade & Children's Celebration

    April 23, 2015

    8:45 AM to 2:00 PM

    Beginning on E. Broadway & Ending At Oklahoma Street Junior High School Gym

    * Parade * KID-I-D-Kits * Moon bounce * *Cultural Educational Activities* Information Booths*

    Petting Zoo * Pony Rides * Face Painting* Children's Train Rides

    Ages 6 & Under are welcome!

    Prior Registration is necessary to receive accurate lunch count.

    Lunch & T-Shirts are provided.

    Information : 247-8621

    See the flyer here.

  • Rabies Clinic
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Vaccinations given by certified veterinarians. Free to dogs and cats of Indian owners. Sponsored by Wichita Health and CHR programs. More information can be found here

  • BIA TREES Pathways Program
    Apply by June 2015

    Tuition assistance, internships, and job placement, available to Native American and Alaska Native forestry and natural resources students. More information can be found in this flyer

  • 2015 Annual General Council Meeting
    July 18, 2015

    2015 Annual General Council Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015. More details to be posted later. 

  • Annual Dance
    August 13 – 16, 2015

    The Annual Dance this year will be August 13 - 16, 2015. More details to come.

Wichita Language
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banana
More Wichita Words
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Wichita Tribes Blog

References

Dorsey, George A. The Mythology of the Wichita. The Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication 21. Washington, D.C. 1904.

John, Elizabeth A. H. Storms Brewed in Other Mens Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795. Texas A & M University Press, College Town, Texas. 1975.

Newcomb, Jr., W. W. The Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times. University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas.

Newcomb, Jr., W. W. The People Called Wichita. Indian Tribal Series. Phoenix, Arizona. 1976

Wedel, Mildred Mott. The Deer Creek Site, Oklahoma: A Wichita Village Sometimes Called Ferdinandina, An Ethnohistorian's View. Oklahoma Historical Society, Series in Anthropology No. 5, 1981.

Wedel, Waldo. An Introduction to Kansas Archaeology. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 174, 1959,


"Wichita Memories" is presented through the cooperative efforts of the Stovall Museum of Science and History, the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey, and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. The exhibit is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Oklahoma.

Craftspeople and Contributors

Gena Akeen: Eagle feather hair ornament
George Clay Akeen, Sr.: Contemporary fans with beaded handles
Mitchell Boyiddle: Gourd rattles, dance staff, redtailed hawk fan and eagle feather fan
Thamar Goombi: Bone breastplate and pipe bag
Leslie McAdams: Bone necklace, moccasins, beaded medallions, and shawl
Vivian McCurdy: Girl's cloth dress and leggings, beaded bags and paint bag
Gerald Miller: Grass house village model
Stuart Owings: Drum, hide bag and hide scraper
Charles Pebeahsy: Paintings -"Wichita Encampment" and "Head Man Dancer at Wichita Park."
Berdina Poolaw: Ribbon Shirt
Helen Querdibitty: Women's ballgame
Walt Rosborough: Archaeological materials
Lance Silverhorn: Flute
Byron Sudbury: Archaeological materials
Virgil Swift: Buffalo-horn spoon and leather peyote box

Consultants

Margaret L. Bell
Dr. Robert E. Bell
Flora Gabbard
Dr. Elizabeth A. H. John
Newton Lamar
Dr. W. W. Newcomb, Jr.
Helen Querdibitty
Virgil H. Swift
Dr. Stephen I. Thompson
Roger Vandiver
Mildred Mott Wedel
Dr. Waldo K. Wedel

Production Staff

Dr. Timothy G. Baugh
Emma I. Hansen
Randi Korn
Mary Goodman
Elizabeth Hahn
Dr. Bruce Bell
Julia A. Jordan
Carolyn Garrett Pool
Jackie Tate Tointigh
Blanche Hill Paukei

Cultural Resources

American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma
Western History Collection, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma