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This blog post is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Archeology Section, which discovers archeological evidence of human culture throughout the state when building roads. The blog details new and exciting Caddo findings in northeast Texas where TxDOT excavated portions of a Caddo village. The institute’s Native...

Needles like this one are used by women of the Kickapoo tribe to make woven mats using cattails and other plants. These mats are used to make Kickapoo wickiups, the traditional style of Kickapoo housing. These mats could be rolled up and transported from place to place, making them...

This wood carving is from the Kiowa Native American tribe and depicts a scene where Native American warriors are hunting American bison (sometimes called buffalo).  The Kiowa were a nomadic hunter-gatherer society, which means they would hunt both small and large animals, as well as gather what was available...