Special Vol 1 – 2014

A Bibliography of the Archeology, Bioarcheology, Ethnohistory, Ethnography, and History of the Caddo Indian Peoples

By: Timothy K. Perttula


This Bibliography is the latest and most comprehensive version of published sources concerning the archeology, bioarcheology, ethnography, ethnography, and history of the Caddo Indian peoples of the Trans – Mississippi South. Two early editions were published by the Arkansas Archeological Survey (Perttula et al. 1999, 2006), while a third edition (Perttula et al. 2011) was posted on the Caddo Conference Organization (www.caddoconference.org) website. A fourth edition was published by the Friends of Northeast Texas Archaeology (Perttula et al. 2013). It is my hope that this latest version of the bibliography will continue to be a useful reference work for people conducting research on, and/or are interested in, Caddo native history and culture.

This version of the bibliography contains over 5000 references whose subject matter in some manner is about the Caddo Indian peoples, an aboriginal people that lived in southwest Arkansas, northwest Louisiana, eastern Oklahoma, and eastern Texas (Figure 1) from as early as the Woodland period (ca. 500 B.C. to A.D. 800) to the present-day. References concerning older cultures that inhabited the area — Archaic and Paleoindian cultures — are not included in the bibliography. Their traditional homelands, centering on the Red River in the Great Bend area, covered approximately 200,000 km 2. The bibliography is organized into three major sections: (1) Caddo Archeology and Bioarcheology; (2) Caddo Ethnohistory & Ethnography; and (3) Caddo History.

I intend the Caddo bibliography to include references to all works that address Caddo research questions and topics and/or provide information that will be useful to people involved in Caddo research in this region, and it is current as of June 2014. These include cultural resources management (CRM) reports of limited distribution, journal articles, books, and other published or formally completed documents, as well as important unpublished references. I have tried to select references that have substantive information on the archeology and history of the Caddo or their Woodland period ancestors within the boundaries of the Caddo area. It is planned that this Bibliography will be regularly updated and posted online on the Journal of Texas Archeology and History website.

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