Upcoming Events
  • 2016 Office Filing Period
    Now until June 10, 2016

    The official opening of the filing period for the 2016 Tribal election began on Monday. The filing period opened May 30, 2016 and closes at 5 p.m. June 10, 2016 for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Committee Members.
    More information at left.

  • Honor Dance for Sydney Prince, Miss Indian Oklahoma
    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Wichita Tribal Dance Grounds

    Anadarko, OK 

    Gourd Dance 2pm-5pm

    Supper Break 5:30pm- 6:30pm

    Wichita Dances 6:30pm- 7:30pm

    War Dancing 7:30pm- ????

    More info can be found on the Flyer

  • Summer Youth Program
    June 6- July 29, 2016

    This program will run from June 6th-July 29th. MONDAY-THURSDAY. You will be able to drop your camper off at 8AM Monday-Thursday, and pick them up by 5PM each day. Daily activities will include cultural arts and crafts, cultural lessons, storytelling, and athletics. Through the summer program we will take weekly field trips as well. Consent forms and more information will be sent home before each trip.

  • Oklahoma Promise Event
    June 9, 2016

    Attn: Current 8th, 9th, & 10th Grade Students

    We will offer assistance in completing the Oklahoma Promise Application and also give college information, ACT test info, etc.

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    5:00-8:00 p.m.

    Education Office,

    Multi-Purpose Building

    Wichita Tribal Complex

    Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at #247-8612

    www.okpromise.org

    *Earn tuition at Oklahoma colleges or Public Tech. Centers; certain requirements must be met.

     

     

  • Annual General Council Meeting
    July 16, 2016

    Mark your calendars.  More information TBA. 

  • 2016 Tribal Elections
    July 16, 2016

    Elections will be held for all 7 positions on the Wichita Executive Committee.  More information on filing can be found at left. Mark your calendars to participate in the 2016 elections. 

  • Annual Dance
    August 11-14, 2016

    Wichita Annual Dance is scheduled for August 11-14, 2016. Mark your calendars. More information to be provided at a later date. 

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  • TAG OFFICE TIME CHANGES
    June 2, 2016 8:10 AM

    BEGINNING IN JUNE 2016, THE WICHITA TAG OFFICE AND TAX COMMISSION WILL BE CLOSED THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY FROM 8 AM- 1PM.  TAGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DAYS THE TAG OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM-4:30 PM ONLY:   JUNE 6TH & JUNE 20TH JULY 5TH […]

  • 14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
    April 20, 2016 1:03 PM

  • Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members
    April 14, 2016 4:01 PM

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities […]

  • Lawton IHS Centennial
    April 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    Lawton Indian Hospital will be celebrating 100 years on this date with reception to follow. More information can be found in the flyer.

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    April 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found in the flyer.

  • JOM Honor Dance 2016
    April 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    JOM student awards will be presented at this event, along with a meal and honor dance.

  • Land Buy Back Program
    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are […]

  • Circuit Training
    February 19, 2016 8:37 AM

  • Great American Cleanup
    February 18, 2016 3:21 PM

  • 2016 High School Senior Assistance
    February 18, 2016 3:17 PM

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