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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
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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