Upcoming Events
  • Beadwork Class
    Tuesday, September 8, and Tuesday, September 15

    The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be having bead working classes on September 8 and 15, 2015. The classes will be held in the portable building, Wichita Tribal Complex which is located one mile north of Anadarko and one half mile west on Wichita Lane.

     

    Classes will begin at 6:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM. The class is open to enrolled Wichitas and Wichita descendants. Instruction will be provided by Drucill Beartrack and Nelia Kay Holder and will cover loom work, flat work, and gourd stitch. Refreshments will be served.

     

    Enrollment is open from September 4th to September 7th, 2015. Forms may be picked up at the receptionist desk in the Wichita Cultural/Administration Building. This class is for ages 12 and up. For more information you may call Gary McAdams at (404) 247-2425, Ext. 169.

  • Community Participation Forums
    September 8-9 and September 22-23

    TheWichitaand Affiliated Tribes will be sponsoring Citizen Participation Meetings for the 2015 Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages Grant Program. The meetings will be held on September 8, 9, 22, and 23 beginning at 4:30 P.M. The meetings will be held in theTribalAdministrationBuilding. Citizens are invited to attend the meetings and provide input regarding the needs of the community. Funds are designed to develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities. Citizens may also call  405-247-2425 ext. 163 for information or mail suggestions toWichitaand Affiliated Tribes,P.O. Box 729,Anadarko,OK73005. 

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Group
    Monday, September 21, 2015

    The Domestic Family Violence Program will sponsor a support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. There will be a psychologist to facilitate. More information can be found in this flyer

  • Special General Council Meeting
    Saturday, September 26, 2015

    There will be a Special General Council Meeting on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00 am. More information can be found on the posted agenda at right or attached here

  • Cooking Demonstrations
    October 7 and October 21, 2015

    There will be live cooking demonstrations held in the Food Distribution Building. More information can be found in this flyer

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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