Caddo Pottery

KahWinHut 8-22-2012

The Caddo word Tay-Sha originally means wolf, but it is the wolf that takes you to the other side when you pass away. He is your guide and therefore your friend. The many Caddoan tribes that saw the entrance of the explorers into their land used the word Tay-Shas to reference other friendly Caddo tribes and alliances within the "Nortenos" area Indians of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Spanish explorers and missionaries into the area heard this word and pronounced it "Tejas". This is where the name of the state Texas comes from and the word we use to describe friends and allies.


  1. IrishIndians : My Mother's site about the geneology of our Irish and Caddo ancestry. This includes my great Aunt Doris's lifes work of Caddo tribe geneology, including our revisions, and the US Native American census collections.

  2. Chad Nish Earles : Nishology™ is a clothing line featuring art & design by my brother Chad Nish Earles, an up-and-coming Caddo artist and full-time graphic designer. Also at

  3. Wayne TaySha Earles : My father's stone carving and sculpting artwork and hand engraved stone jewelry that are inspired from our tribes ancient pottery designs.

  4. Redcorn Pottery : Jeri Redcorn's website of her pottery portfolio, achievements, awards, and biographical information. Jeri singlehandedly revived the tradition of Caddo pottery and I am lucky enough to have her as my mentor.

  5. Caddo Legacy : A site about Caddo archery, pottery, housing, clothing, songs and dances. Maintained by Phil Cross.

  6. NDN Regalia: Tracy Burrows web site that displays and talks about her art of authentic Caddo regalia including moccasins, fans, and dush-toohs.

  7. Amerindian Allotments: Phil Cross's project with Native Amercian allotment information, cards, maps, and images.

  8. Yonavea: Yonavea's Caddo artist website that features beadwork moccasins, belts, bracelets, and hatbands.

  1. Texas Beyond History : University of Texas Austin's special Exhibit about the Tejas Indians. A very comprehensive site about the Caddo culture, tradition, and history.

  2. Arkansas Tourism: Native American : Short history of Arkansas natives and the Caddo tribe.

  3. Caddo Archeological Research Group : On Facebook. Keeps up to date on Caddo dances and Archeaological conventions and happenings.

  4. Caddo Heritage Museum : On Facebook. Postings and records about Casddo culture, dances, festivals, projects, members, a nd honors.

  5. Photos of Caddo pottery from Pritam Chowdury on the Ferguson site: On Flickr

  6. Kiwat Hasinay Foundation:

  7. Caddo Conference Organization the organization of the annual meeting on Caddo archaeology organized with the help of Timothy Perttula.

  8. Sam Noble Museum Collections information about Caddo pottery and many good examples from their collection.

  1. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History : Musoeum in Norman, Oklahoma featuring Caddo Pottery and exhibits, as well as online information about Jeri.

  2. National Museum of the American Indian :

  3. The Gilcrease Museum of the Americas :

  4. Idabel Museum of the Red River :

  5. Caddo Mounds:

  6. Cahokia Mounds: