Northeast’s collection of Caddo Nation Indian artifacts was donated by Mrs. Margaret Hinton & Guaranty Bond Bank in 2011. You will see pieces of the collection on display through-out the Learning Commons building. Artifacts range from 700 AD to 1600 AD & were all found in Northeast Texas.
Did you know?
The Caddo were farmers who lived in East Texas. There were two main groups of the Caddo in Texas. One major Caddo tribe was the Kadohadacho. The Kadohadacho lived in large villages along the Red river near the present day Oklahoma - Arkansas border. The other was the Tejas or Hasinais Caddo who lived in the Northeast Texas region.
The Hasinai were made up of several tribes organized into a confederacy. They called the confederacy the Tejas. Tejas is the Spanish spelling of the Caddo word and it is pronounced Te-haas. Sound familiar? TEXAS!!! Yup, Texas is a Caddoan word. It means “those who are friends.”