Caddo Indian Communities in the Cypress Creek Drainage

Caddo Indian Communities in the Cypress Creek Drainage (HM28TV)

Location: Cookville, TX 75558 Titus County
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N 33° 6.971', W 94° 51.416'

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Comprised of various groups with distinct dialects and customs, the people known today as the Caddo once occupied a region that included parts of present Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas as early as A.D. 800. By the 16th century, the Caddo developed complex, hierarchical societies with civic and ceremonial centers, as well as advanced agricultural practices.

Early Spanish and French accounts provided historic records of the Caddo and their customs. Despite successful trade with the Europeans, especially the French, the Caddo eventually faced a rapidly declining population due to exposure to Old World diseases, as well as the arrival of other Native American groups from the eastern United States. Anglo-American settlement in Texas further threatened and limited the Caddo homeland, and by the late 1850s they were forced to relocate to Indian Territory (present Oklahoma). Today, the Caddo nation headquarters is in Binger, Oklahoma, where members of the tribe maintain cultural traditions through pottery, song, dance and language.

As an ancestral homeland, this area is an important part of the Caddo's rich heritage. Archeologists utilize records, artifacts and landscape features to learn more about the tribe's history. Pottery styles, mound construction, cemetery types and farming methods reveal much about the



Caddo and provide insight on settlement patterns, the family unit, interregional trade and other elements of tribal life. Research at community sites in the area drained by Cypress Creek reveal elements of Caddo occupation dating from as early as A.D. 800 to 1680, an era that included cultural contact with Europeans and Southeastern Indian groups.
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HM NumberHM28TV
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 326748 N 3665701
Decimal Degrees33.11618333, -94.85693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 6.971', W 94° 51.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 6' 58.26" N, 94° 51' 24.96" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6684 TX-49, Cookville TX 75558, US
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