One person reported dead as tornado strikes Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Authorities in Texas have shut down the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site after a tornado struck during a Native festival on Saturday, resulting in the death of one person.

Citizens of the Caddo Nation and others were at the site to celebrate Caddo Culture Day when the storm hit. A woman who suffered an injury during the event died on Sunday, KETK reported.

Other injuries were also reported and the site itself suffered significant damage, according to photos shared online.

"Please keep the community of Alto in your thoughts, along with all others affected by this disaster," the site said in a post on social media.

The site is home to a historic Caddo village that dates back more than 1,200 years. It's located outside of the town of Alto in east central Texas.

The Caddo Nation once lived on a reservation in Texas but was forced to move to present-day Oklahoma in the late 1800s.

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One person confirmed dead after tornado rips through Caddo Mounds during festival (KYTX April 14, 2019)
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Caddo Culture Day Highlights Native Heritage In Alto, Texas This Saturday (Red River Radio April 12, 2019)

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