- a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the upper Missouri valley in North Dakota, in the Platte valley in Nebraska, in southwestern Arkansas, and in neighboring parts of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.
Origin of Caddoan
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The name was indiscriminately applied by various later writers, but always to one of the Caddoan tribes or group of tribes.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
The three linguistic families to be considered are the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan.
The Caddoan tribes were mostly agricultural and sedentary, and to-day they are distinguished by their industry and intelligence.
The Caddoan peoples seem to have been on the southern plains from earliest times.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
- a family of Native American languages, including Pawnee, formerly spoken in a wide area of the Midwest, and probably distantly related to Siouan
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