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Dallas, Texas


The Caddo inhabited the Dallas area before Spanish colonists claimed the territory of Texas in the 18th century as a part of New Spain. The Caddo Nation is a confederacy of several Southeastern Native American tribes. The Kadohadache tribe of the Caddo lived in large villages along the Red river near the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas border.

Dallas and nearby Fort Worth were developed due to the construction of major railroad lines through the area allowing access to cotton, cattle, and later oil in North and East Texas.

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View of the magnificent Downtown Dallas Arts District with the Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster designed Winspear Opera House in the foreground with its reflecting pool and the I.M. Pei designed Meyerson Symphony Center immediately behind. Trammell Crow Tower, the Cathedral of the Arts District and Fountain Place Tower are prominent in the image along with various other skyscrapers of Downtown Dallas as the backdrop. There are numerous additional arts venues within the Dallas Arts District in addition to these two standout facilities.




Dallas skyline. Taken from Uptown’s Harwood District. See more photos by skys the limit2.



Kaw-u-tz (Caddo) Creator: Cornish, Geo. B. (George Bancroft) Date: 1906.

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