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Wichita Indian grass house

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Date: Between 1890 and 1899

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: E99 W6 D9 *6

Unit ID: 210708

Summary: 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.

Space Required/Quantity: 13.4 x 21.5 cm

Title (Main title): Wichita Indian grass house

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