Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Jail

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Jail Information

The Wichita people are a Native American tribe with a rich cultural heritage and history originating from the Southern Plains of the United States. Their homeland extended across present-day Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Historically, they lived in earth lodge villages and were skilled agriculturalists, traders, and bison hunters.The Wichita people faced challenges during European contact, including displacement and conflict. Many descendants are now part of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, a federally recognized entity in Oklahoma.Today, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes prioritize cultural preservation, education, healthcare, and economic development. The tribe operates the Sugar Creek Casino and other ventures, contributing to their community's well-being. Efforts to revitalize their native language and traditions are ongoing, reflecting their commitment to preserving their unique heritage.The Wichita people continue to adapt to modern challenges while honoring their rich cultural legacy, making significant strides in ensuring the well-being and prosperity of their community.

Tribe: Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco, & Tawakonie), Oklahoma

Phone: 405-247-2425

Physical Address:
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Jail
1 1/4 Mile North of Anadarko on Highway 281
Anadarko, OK 73005

Mailing Address (personal mail):
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Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Jail
P.O. Nox 729
Anadarko, OK 73005

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Understanding US Bureau of Indian Affairs

Because the legal system in ‘Indian Country’ operates outside of the legal jurisdiction of the cities, counties and states where the individual Indian Reservations are located, and the land is wholly owned and governed by the Tribes, the jails and detention centers on those lands are maintained and run by the individual Tribes. The police that provide the security and enforce the laws and the courts that mete out justice are also controlled by the individual Tribes.

There are over 90 jails and detention centers throughout Indian Country, of which, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) staffs and operates a quarter of these facilities. The remainder are operated by Tribes through the PL 93-638, Self-Governance Compacts and a few are fully funded and operated by a tribe. Each jail is unique in operation and location.

Indian Reservation and Tribal laws also fall under the legal jurisdiction of the federal government. If a federal law has been broken, the Department of Justice may get involved. In that case, a convicted person from a crime committed on Indian Lands may be required to serve their time within the BOP (Federal Bureau of Prisons).

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