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Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians

Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology - Bulletin 132

John R. Swanton - 1942

2011 Reprint Edition

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

A classic work on the Caddo culture by famed anthropologist John R. Swanton.

This 6-1/2" x 9-1/2", 360 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 19 plates and 6 figures (3 of them are foldout maps).  $24.95   

   

   
     
Sample Plates - click on image to enlarge

Table of Contents
Introduction
Designations
The Caddo tribes
Population
Origin legends
History
Physical, mental, and moral characteristics
Material culture
    Vegetable foods
    Animal foods
    Salt
    Clothing and personal adornment
    Houses
    Manufactures
Social usages
    Birth and infancy
    Marriage
    Division of labor between the sexes
    Clans
Terms of relationship
    Government
    Feasts
    Games
    Ceremonies used on meeting strangers
    Punishments
    War
    Trade
    Burial and beliefs regarding the fate of the soul
Relations to the Cosmos
    Religious beliefs
    Medicine men and medical practices
    Religious ceremonies
Conclusions
    Original texts of three of the principal documents consulted in the present bulletin
    Letter and report of Fray Francisco Casafias de Jesus Maria to the Viceroy of Mexico, dated August 15, 1691
    Letter of Fray Francisco Hidalgo to the Viceroy of Mexico, dated November 4, 1716
    Extracts from the Cr6nica de la Provincia Franciscana de los Ap6stoles San Pedro de Michoacan,
    by Fray Isidro Felix de Espinosa, published under the editorship of Dr. Nicolas Leon
    (pages 419-442)
Bibliography
Supplementary note
Index

Plates
1. Map of the Kadohadacho settlements
2. Map of the Red River in Louisiana drawn by Nicholas King and embodying the
    findings of the Freeman-Custis Exploring Expedition of 1806
3. The Caddo chief Show-e-tat, or Little Boy, known to the whites as George
    Washington
4. 1, The Caddo head chief Nah-ah-sa-nah, known to the whites as Guadalupe
    ("Warloupe"). 2, John Wilson, leader in the Ghost Dance and in the Peyote ritual, and
     another Caddo Indian or a Delaware
5. White Deer or Antelope, Caddo delegate to Washington in 1872
6. 1, George Parton, Judge of Caddo Indian Court. 2, Home of George Parton
7. 1, Minnie and Charlie Parton, Caddo Indians. 2, Caddo man with his horse
8. 1, Sam Houston, a Caddo Indian. 2, Stanley Edge, a Caddo Indian
9. Thomas Wisler, a Caddo Indian
10. Bar-zin-debar, or Tall Man
11. "Caddoe Indians chasing Buffaloe; Cross Timbers, Texas" (George Catlin)
12. Silver ornaments worn by Caddo Indians
13. 1, Caddo moccasins (undecorated). 2, Caddo moccasins, decorated with beads
14. A Caddo camp (photograph by Soul6)
15. "Encampment of Caddo Indians" (Seth Eastman)
16. 1, Sickle made from the lower jaw of a deer. 2, Caddo bison-horn spoons
17. 1, Caddo flageolet. 2, Caddo tobacco pouch
18. Caddo beaded skin charm bag. 1, Front. 2, Back
19. Painted wooden figurine with a human scalp-lock wig, attributed to the Caddo

Illustrations

1. Former distribution of the Caddo Indians
2. Plat of the Lower Texas Reserve on Brazos River
3. Plat of the Upper Texas Reserve on the Clear Fork of Brazos River
4. Region surveyed by Rector in preparation for the removal of the Indians from Texas
5. Map of southwestern Oklahoma showing location of Indians removed from Texas in 1859