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Was Wichita An Indian Tribe?

Wichita is not an Indian tribe but rather a group of Native American tribes who historically inhabited the Southern Great Plains region of North America. The Wichita people were part of a larger cultural group called the Wichita-Caddoan, which included several related tribes that spoke similar languages and shared many cultural traditions.

The Wichita people traditionally lived in villages along the rivers of present-day Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

They were known for their agricultural skills, particularly their maize (corn) cultivation, and their expertise in hunting bison.

Today, the Wichita people are enrolled in several federally recognized tribes, including the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and the Wichita Tribe of Oklahoma.