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By F. Todd Smith

When Wichita investors first encountered Europeans vacationing the Pecos Pueblo in 1540, the Wichita tribes ruled the Southern Plains region, which stretched from Kansas to critical Texas. within the 3 centuries that undefined, the Wichitas will be compelled to barter with opponents, either eu and Indian, for land, assets, exchange, and their very survival. The Wichita Indians offers an intensive narrative of those bands from their first touch with Europeans until eventually 1845, while the us annexed Texas. Historian F. Todd Smith presents heritage details at the Wichita Indians' provenance—the separate tribes of Taovayas, Tawakonis, Kichais, Wacos, and different bands whose shared language and tradition united them for survival whilst exterior pressures elevated. providing specified descriptions in their battles, negotiations, buying and selling practices, and survival recommendations, Smith lines the Wichitas' struggles to conform to swiftly altering situations and guard themselves from encroaching tribes and white settlers. A significant other to Smith's different works at the early Caddos and the post-1845 Wichita and Caddo peoples, The Wichita Indians fills a spot within the background of local american citizens via concentrating on this crucial tribe whose impact peaked at the Southern Plains lengthy earlier than the U.S. got here into being.

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