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Deer Creek Site

Newkirk, Oklahoma
County of Kay.
National Register Number: 66000630
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 16, 1964):
This site was a fortified village believed to have been occupied by the Wichita or related Indian groups in the first half of the 18th century. It was also the site of a French trading post that existed from about 1725 to 1750. Data from this site might give information on early European-Native American contact on the Plains and the beginnings of Plains Indian acculturation.

The site is fenced and protected from ground disturbing activities. It is overgrown with poison ivy and is not open to the public.

There are no changes to the landmark.

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