Caddo (Hasinai) Grasshouse

Above left: Grasshouse reconstruction at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, located in Cherokee County, west of Nacogdoches, TX; Above center: Wichita grass house on display at Indian City, Anadarko, Oklahoma (Wichita culture--distinct from Caddo culture--grass house has doors facing east and west, while Caddo typically has one east-facing door), Photograph by Dee Ann Story; Above right: Caddo elder, Phil Cross, pulling poles together in grasshouse construction ceremony. Source: Stephen F. Austin State University.


Caddo Culture Ancestral House (Hasinai), 800 C.E. to 1700 C.E., Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and East Texas.

Elevation varies.

Materials: wood structure and grass thatch.

Data for CG model:

2. https://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/kids/caddo/houses.html

3, https://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/9614.asp

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