Upcoming Events
  • Week of the Young Child
    April 27, 2017

    8:45 am to 2:00 pm

    Flyer 

  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

    Application- One Two

  • Annual Meeting
    July 15, 2017

    The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  An agenda will be posted in the upcoming months.  Please mark your calendars. 

  • Wichita Annual Dance
    August 10-13, 2017

    More information to come in the upcoming months. 

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kirikir?i:s tac
I am Wichita
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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Wichita Tribe Summer Intern Program
    April 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is currently accepting applications from enrolled Wichita Tribal members who are interested in participating in the summer intern program located at the Wichita Tribal complex.  This program is established for Wichita graduating seniors and Tribal college students that will be attending college in the fall of 2017.  This will be […]

  • ELDER LAWN MOWING PROGRAM-APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 
    April 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    2017 cutting grass season has begun. Cutting began April 10, 2017 but applications are still available. If you would like more information about the Elders Lawn Service, please contact Aldelzon Saldana at (405)247-2425 or email at maintenance@wichitatribe.com.

  • Wichita Tribal Member, Adrian Labrada, Signs with USAO for Cross Country
    April 14, 2017 1:21 PM

    On April 11, 2017, Wichita Tribal Member, Adrain Labrada, signed with USAO to run cross-country. Adrian is graduating senior at Anadarko High School and is very active in sports. Congratulations Adrian! We will have more about Adrian in our upcoming April newspaper. Front row: (Nephew) Jeremiah Beaver, (Mother) Crystal LaBrada, (Signee) Adrian LaBrada (Wichita Tribal […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-Grant Writer/Compliance Officer
    April 14, 2017 1:01 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes accepting applications for Grant Writer/Compliance Officer. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or www.wichitatribe.com. For information call (405) 247-2425. Indian Preference applies. Closing date is April 28, 2017 at 5 p.m.    

  • Sugar Creek Casino Job Postings
    April 14, 2017 12:59 PM

  • Wichita Song Class
    April 14, 2017 12:58 PM

    The Wichita song class will meet at 7:00pm, Monday, April 17th in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex. The class is open to enrolled and descendant Wichita males of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405)247-2425, Ext. 169.

  • WDEP Earth Day 2017
    April 12, 2017 3:02 PM

  • Wichitas to Conduct Archaeology Workshop
    April 12, 2017 3:01 PM

    The Wichita Cultural Education Program (WCEP) in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey are excited to announce their upcoming workshop series for young adults focused on Wichita heritage and archaeology. Come join us Sunday, May 14th from 1:00-3:00pm as we explore the tools and methods used by archaeologists. These will […]

  • Wichita Hymn Class
    April 11, 2017 9:13 PM

    Wichita Hymn Class The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be sponsoring a Wichita hymn class beginning April 13th. The class will meet at 7:30pm in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex and is open to enrolled and descendant Wichitas of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you […]

  • WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game
    April 6, 2017 10:06 PM

    WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game The Wichita Cultural Education Program will co-sponsor with the Wichita Young Men’s Society and the Wichita Little Sisters the 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game on April 8, 2017. Activities will begin with a potluck meal at 6:00 PM followed by the hand game. Between games Wichita songs […]

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