Wichita People

Wichita People

About Wichita People

The Wichita people are indigenous inhabitants of North America, who traditionally spoke the Wichita language, a Caddoan language. They have lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Today, the four Wichita tribes, the Waco, Taovaya, Tawakoni, and Wichita proper, are federally recognized with the Kichai people as the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco and Tawakonie). The Wichita tribe is headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Their tribal jurisdictional area is in Caddocounty. Stratford Williams is the current President, serving a four-year term. Williams was preceded by Leslie Standing and Gary McAdams. The Wichitas are a self-governance tribe, operating their own housing authority and issuing tribal vehicle tags. The tribe owns a casino, a smoke shop, and Cross Timbers Restaurant, located in Anadarko. Their annual economic impact in 2010 was $4.5 million.

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