Select Page Kickapoo Indian Tribe The Kickapoos were first mentioned in history aboutwhen they were found about the water-shed between the Wisconsin and Fox rivers.
We know that after the war ofwhere the Americans fought the British, two Kickapoo bands settled in Missouri.
Inmost of them moved to Kansas and the rest of them came to Texas. You think it would be easy to find out just when they came to Texas? Two anthropologists named Ritzenthaler and Peterson wanted to find out so they did research on this.
They discovered that the Kickapoo were granted land by the King of Spain in The land they were granted was in the northern part of the Spanish Territory of Mexico. This part of Mexico later became Texas.
Moving around was not new to the Kickapoo. The Kickapoo were forced to move many times by the government.
Eventually, some of them settled in Oklahoma on a reservation. Others obtained land from the President of Mexico and lived there.
After many years of hardship from droughts hurting their crops and poor hunting, the Mexican Kickapoo were forced to work as migrant workers in the United States.
They finally applied for US citizenship and were federally recognized as the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas in By this time many of you were already born. The Kickapoo were given land just south of Eagle Pass, Texas. At first they had no houses and the land needed to be prepared for them.
Until their new home was ready, they lived in cardboard replicas of there traditional wickiups click here for a picture of the wickiups click here for a big picture of a wickiup NEW, pictures of us building a wickiup!
Often people drove by and pitied them for their living conditions. They thought the Kickapoo lived in funny looking houses because they were poor.
The Kickapoo were poor and were not able to find the work they wanted and needed. But, that is not why their houses were funny looking. They lived in those kind of houses because they were trying to cling to their cultural heritage.The Kickapoo Indians, an Algonkian-speaking group of fewer than 1, individuals scattered across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and northern Mexico, are the remnants of a larger tribe that once lived in the central Great Lakes region.
Today, Kickapoo people live in three groups in the US--the Kickapoo tribes of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas--and one community in Coahuila, Mexico. History: Native American tribes are frequently defined by their historical reaction to European colonists. In a tradition shared by both tribes, Kickapoo and Shawnee believe they were once part of the same tribe which divided following an argument over a bear paw.
The Kickapoo language is virtually identical to Shawnee, and culturally the two were very similar except for some southern cultural traits which the Shawnee had absorbed during the years.
The Kickapoo Tribe was the first of three other Indian tribes in North East Kansas to compact with the state for their gaming operations called the “Golden Eagle Casino”, the largest employer in . Kickapoo Indian Fact Sheet The Kickapoo Tribe.
Kickapoo is pronounced "KICK-a-poo." The Kickapoo Indians originally lived in the Michigan and Ohio area. There are four Kickapoo tribes today, located in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Mexico. In Mexico and Oklahoma, many Kickapoos still speak their traditional Kickapoo language. Welcome to the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas has been in its present area since the Treaty of Castor Hill where the Kickapoo lived near the Missouri River. The Treaty of with the Kickapoo Tribe ceded over , acres of land to the US Government but retained approximately , acres of land.