The Caddoan Mississippian culture was a prehistoric Native American culture considered by archaeologists as a variant of the Mississippian culture. The Caddoan Mississippians covered a large territory, including what is now Eastern Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, Northeast Texas, and Northwest Louisiana.
A collection of Caddoan Indian artifacts and arrowheads is on display on the upper level of the J. Ardis Bell Library. Curated by Tom Kellam, District Archivist, the display highlights pieces of various scale and complexity. The Caddo Indians used clay, stone, wood and other available materials to fashion arrowheads, baskets and tools. They were particularly recognized for their artistic pottery.
In conjunction with the artifacts exhibit, on the lower level of the library is a book display showcasing the many facets of Native American culture. Accompanying the display is a digital photo presentation. The exhibit and books are on display through the month of November.