The Wichita are a Native American tribe that traditionally inhabited the southern Great Plains, in what is now present-day Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. The Wichita people originally lived in semi-permanent villages and were skilled farmers who grew crops such as maize, beans, and squash. They also hunted buffalo and other game, and were known for their trade and commerce, as they were situated along major trading routes.
The Wichita people have a rich cultural heritage, with traditional songs, dances, and art that reflect their connection to the land and their spiritual beliefs. Today, there are several Wichita tribes recognized by the federal government, including the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, the Wichita Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Kitikiti’sh Nation of Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.