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Texas Indians

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John McGough

on 17 January 2014

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TEXAS INDIANS

Culture Groups of Texas Indians
Southeastern Tribes
Plains Indians
WESTERN GULF
Which Texas Indian Tribe do you think is the most interesting and why? Defend your choice when asked!
Pueblo
Jumanos Tribe
Plains
Tonkawas
Comanche
Lipan and Mescalero Apache
Kiows
Southeastern
Caddos
Atakapans
Wichitas
Tonkawa
Central Texas
Live in Huts, Tepees, Wickiups
Diet of Fish, clams, Buffalo
Bow & Arrow, Poison Arrows
Worship wolves, enemy of the Comanche, tattoos
Comanche
Texas Plains to Nebraska
Live in Tepees
Diet of Buffalo, deer, and jerky
Bows & Arrow, lances
Great horsemen. Very superstitious
Apache
Texas Hill Country to West Texas
Tepees
Diet of Corn, Buffalo and deer
Bows & Arrow, Lances
Men shaved left side of head, right side grew long. Great fear of death
Karankawas
Texas Coast- Galveston to Corpus Chrisit
Wickiup- huts covered with grass or animal skins
Diet of oysters, crab, fish, deer, rabbits, turtles
Longbow & arrow,spear fishing, Dug out canoes
Ate Enemies! Very tall. Loved Kids.
Coahuiltecans
South Texas
Wikiup
Diet of ant eggs, worms, dirt, spiders, maggots and fish
Bow & arrow
Ate strange foods, least advanced tribe
CADDOS
Live in East Texas
Their lodges are dome shaped beehive huts
Diet consists of Corn, Fish, Beans and Squash
Stone axes and bows & arrows are their tools and weapons
Best farmers, fishermen, game hunters and most advanced group in Texas. Gave Texas its name.


ATAKAPANS
Galveston to the Sabine River
lived in brush huts
Ate corn, fish and crabs
bows & arrows, darts, spears were their tools/weapons
alligator fat was used to keep mosquitoes away.
name meant man eaters
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
Western Gulf
Karankawas
Coahuiltecans
Kiowas
North Texas
Tepee with 24 poles
Diet of Buffalo
Bows & Arrow, lances
Friend with Comanche. Bead work, sun dance
WICHITAS
Red River
Dome Beehive huts
Diet of Corn, beans, Buffalo
Bow & Arrow
Raccoon-eyed tribe. Women had circle tattoos
PUEBLO
Jumanos
West Texas along Rio Grande
2 story Adobe houses
Diet of corn, beans, deer, rabbits and fish
Bow & arrows, sticks for digging
Men shaved head. Tattoed all over, drought was a problem.
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