Keechie Indian Tribe Photo Descriptions

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The Keechie, of whom there are now only a small remnant of about 90 in the Indian Territory, affiliated with the Wichita, Waco, and Tawacanie; were originally from Texas, and are supposed to be the Quitzies of the Spanish authorities of 1780. Even at that time they were a small tribe, numbering about 100 warriors. After the admission of Texas, were placed on a State reservation, where they remained undisturbed until 1859, when their presence became so distasteful to the ‘settlers that it became necessary to remove them. Land was leased from the Choctaws and Chickasaws, and the Keechie settled on it, building their villages of grass houses along the Canadian River. The breaking out of the civil war set them back, just as they were beginning to prosper, compelling another remove for safety. In 1867 they were restored to their lauds again, and since then have progressed rapidly in civilized pursuits. Like the Wichita and Waco, they are of the same stock as the Pawnee.

List of illustrations

411. Knee-War-War, (front.)

412. Knee-War-War, (profile.)

MLA Source Citation:

Source: Descriptive Catalogue, Photographs Of North American Indians . United States Geological Survey of the Territories, 1877 by W. H. Jackson, Photographer of the Survey, F. V. Hayden, U. S. Geologist. Web. 25 January 2015. - Last updated on Feb 9th, 2013


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