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n. pl. Caddo or Cad·dos
1. A member of a Native American confederacy composed of numerous small tribes formerly inhabiting the Red River area of Louisiana, Arkansas, and eastern Texas and now located in central Oklahoma.
2. The Caddoan language of the Caddo.

[French, from Caddo kaduhdā·čuʔ, a major tribe of the Caddo confederacy.]


(ˈkæd oʊ)

n., pl. -dos, (esp. collectively) -do.
1. a member of any of several American Indian peoples formerly located in Arkansas, Louisiana, and E Texas, and now living in Oklahoma.
2. the Caddoan language of the Caddo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caddo - a group of Plains Indians formerly living in what is now North and South Dakota and Nebraska and Kansas and Arkansas and Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
Aricara, Arikara - a member of the Caddo people who formerly lived in the Dakotas west of the Missouri river
Eyeish - a member of the Caddo people of northeastern Texas
Kichai - a member of a Caddo people formerly living in north central Texas
Pawnee - a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma
Wichita - a member of the Caddo people formerly living between Kansas and central Texas
2.Caddo - a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Aricara, Arikara - the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara
Pawnee - the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee
Wichita - the Caddoan language spoken by the Wichita
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The Caddos had more than one people, more than one sun account, more than one history, and more than one way of recording history.
This article is organized around several key moments in which the Caddos shared a sun account that made it into the written records.
The information he gathered resulted in almost twenty authored or coauthored publications about Caddoan tribes, though only two of these concerned the Caddos proper.
While fun activities and formal instruction are programmed and led by knowledgeable older Caddos, these gatherings also intensify informal connections between community members and inculcate in Caddo children less-often described, but deeply important, community values such as generosity, hospitality, fellowship, and respect, not as abstract principles but as ideals realized in culturally specific social practices.
For instance, several times each year the Caddo people gather to dance.
This is valid only if we ignore European diseases frequently introduced to Caddos prior to direct contact.
Economic opportunities in the fur, gun, and horse trade brought Caddos into larger communities, eventually based around trade centers or forts, while some population dispersion resulted from a continuing need to expand fur trapping territories.
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