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Grass house of the Wichita Indians near Anadarko, Oklahoma, is cone shape with a thatch of long grass laid in tiers that overlap like shingles. The Wichita have been identified historically with Quivirans that the Coronado expedition encountered in south-central Kansas in 1541. The group moved south into what is now Oklahoma early in the eighteenth century where they are located today.

Date: Between 1890 and 1899

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This photograph can be used to with others from this benchmark to show different types of American Indian housing. From the pictures, students can discuss why different groups chose different types of shelter.


Item Number: 210708
Call Number: E99 W6 D9 *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210708

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