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a member of the Caddo people formerly living between Kansas and central Texas
the largest city in Kansas; located in southern Kansas on the Arkansas River
the Caddoan language spoken by the Wichita
A member of this tribe.
A tribe of Native Americans, most populous in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Their Caddoan language, which is almost extinct.
Wichita WICH-ə-taw is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. According to the 2013 United States Census Bureau estimate, the city population was 385,577. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area. As of 2011, the metro area had a population of 630,721; the Wichita-Winfield combined statistical area population was 661,798. The city was incorporated in 1870, based on the success of businessmen who came to hunt and trade with native populations. Wichita's position on the Chisholm Trail made it a destination for cattle drives heading north to access railroads to eastern markets. From the early to late 20th century, aircraft pioneers such as Clyde Cessna, "Matty" Laird, Lloyd Stearman Walter Beech, Al Mooney and Bill Lear began aircraft-manufacturing enterprises that would lead to Wichita becoming the nation's leading city in numbers of aircraft produced, and its nicknaming as the Air Capital of the World. The aircraft corporations E. M. Laird Aviation Company, Travel Air, Stearman, Cessna, Beechcraft and Mooney were all founded in Wichita between 1920 and early 1932. By 1931, Boeing had absorbed Stearman, creating "Boeing-Wichita", which would eventually grow to become Kansas' largest employer.
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