Caddo E-Mail

Here are some of the E-Mails people have sent in about the Caddo Indians.


Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 01:16:34 -0500
From: Bob Skiles <b.skiles@ix.netcom.com>
To: bigchief@texasindians.com
Subject: Ultimate Caddo Website

Dear Rolf:
The website that you bill as the "ultimate" Caddo website was actually authored by me, rather than Jerry M. Sullivan. Jerry was the author of the original booklet that I converted to HTML and published on a site that I host on behalf of the Friends of Caddoan Mounds State Park, Inc. I don't mind that Jerry get credit for his work (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who originally published the booklet, would not allow the author to be credited in the original publication ... I found out who had done the work and added an appropriate credit on the credits page that does not exist in the original booklet), but don't you think I should also get credit for mine! This particular site is one of the most popular that I have done, receiving a lot of hits for an archeological site, and is about to get a lot more hits since more and more links are being added to native, archeology, and history oriented sites around the
state and country. Thanks for the link (eventhough I'm not credited) ... I've added a link to your Texas archeology e-journal on our FNETA (Friends of Northeast Texas Archaeology) website links page ( http://skiles.net/fneta ). Keep up your good work on behalf of disseminating information about Texas archeology and Indians that
schoolchildren can understand.

- Bob Skiles, webmaster
- http://skiles.net
- skiles@skiles.net

Answer;

We made the changes and gave credit where it is due.


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Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 09:34:19 -0600
To: bigchief@texasindians.com
From: Barbara G

My daughter is a 4th grader in Lubbock, Tx and wanted to do a diorama on the Caddo Indians. Thanks for all the great info! I'll pass this site along to her school. Thanks again!
Barbara ,


Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 20:04:10 -0600
To: bigchief@texasindians.com
Subject: Caddo Indian Housing

Hello there - I am trying to get information for a 4th grader on Caddo housing. We need a description of how the houses were built, what materials were used, and possibly a picture of a house.

I have been unsuccessful in surfing the net to locate - can you help me
Big Chief???

Thanks a million! Pecos

Answer;

We got lots of pictures of Caddo houses available. Go to the Caddo page at Texas Indians, look for the link to "the ultimate Caddo page" right at the top, follow the link. This is Skile's and Sullivan's Caddo page and it has dozens of detailed color pictures of Caddo villages done for the Texas Historical Commission.
There is also a picture of a Wichita house on the Wichita page. Same thing as a Caddo house, just a little smaller.

The houses were made with a frame of slender tree trunks or with bamboo in the southern part of the Caddo territory. They were covered with grass thatching. Some of the houses were quite large and several families would live in one house. The Spanish describe these houses as being well made. The inside of the house was nicely furnished. The Spanish wrote that they liked the Caddo because they had chairs and raised beds. These were familiar to the Spanish and made the Caddo seem more "civilized". They used large woven grass mats with colorful designs on the floors and they hung the mats up to divide the inside of the hut up into different areas.

Hope this helps.

R.E. Moore


Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:43:03 -0700
From: Alicia D
To: bigchief@texasindians.com
Subject: CADDO CULTURES

I HAVE ENJOYED READING LETTERS CONCERNING CADDO. NORTH CENTRAL LA. PEOPLE SHOULD GET ON PAGES BECAUSE MANY ARTIFACTS OF THE CADDO FROM THE PAST ARE FOUND HERE.

Answer;

Yup.


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