how can i get information for a project about kiowa indian tribe ? would you know?

it is old times native american indians

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  • Eden*
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    1 decade ago
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    Kiowa (from Gǎ'-i-gwŭ, or Kǎ'-i-gwŭ, 'principal people,' their own name).

    A tribe at one time residing about. the upper Yellowstone and Missouri, but better known as centering about the upper Arkansas and Canadian in Colorado and Oklahoma, and constituting, so far as present knowledge goes, a distinctl inguistie stock. They are noticed in Spanish records as early, at least, as 1732. Their oldest tradition, which agrees with the concurrent testimony of the Shoshoni and Arapaho, locates them about the junction of Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin forks, at the extreme head of Missouri river, in the neighborhood of the present Virginia City, Mont. They afterward moved down from the mountains and formed an alliance with the Crows, with whom they have since continued on friendly terms. From here they drifted southward along the base of the mountains, driven by the Cheyenne and Arapaho, with whom they finally made peace about 1840, after which they commonly acted in concert with the latter tribes. The Sioux claim to have driven them out of the Black hills, and in 1805 they were reported by Lewis and Clark as living on the North, Platte.

    According to the Kiowa account, when they first, reached Arkansas river they found their passage opposed by the Comanche, who claimed all the country to the south. A war followed, but peace was finally concluded, when the Kiowa crossed over to thes. side of the Arkansas and formed a confederation with the Comanche, which continues to the present day.

    In connection with the Comanche they carried on a constant war upon the frontier settlements of Mexico and Texas, extending their incursions as far south, at least, as Durango. Among all the prairie tribes they were noted as the most predatory and blood thirsty, and have probably killed more white men in proportion to their numbers than any of the others.

    They made their first treaty with the Government in 1837, and were put on their present reservation jointly with the Conlanche and Kiowa Apache in 1868. Their last out break was in 1874-75 in connection with the Cormanche, Kiowa Apache, and Cheyenne. While probably never very numerous, they have been greatly reduced by war and disease. Their last terrible blow carne in the spring of 1892, when measles and fever destroyed more than 300 of the three confederated tribes.

    The Kiowa do not have the gentile system, and there is no restriction as to intermarriage among the divisions, of which they have six, including the Kiowa Apache associated with their, who form a component part of the Kiowa camp circle. A seventh division, the Kuato is now extinct.

    The tribal divisions in the order of the camp circle, from the entrance at the east southward, are:

    Kata

    Kogui

    Kaigwu

    Kingeo

    Semat (i. e., Apache)

    Kongtalyui

    Although brave and warlike, the Kiowa are considered inferior in most respects to the Comanche. In person they are dark and heavily built, forming a marked contrast to the more slender and brighter complexioned prairie tribes farther north.

    Their language is full of nasal and choking sounds and is not well adapted to rhythmic composition.

    Their present chief is Gui-pägo, 'Lone Wolf,' but his title is disputed by Apiatan. They occupied the same reservation with the Comanche and Kiowa Apache, between Washita and Red rivers., in southwest Oklahoma; but in 1901 their lands were allotted in severalty and the remainder opened to settlement. Pop. 1,165 in 1905.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check out www.mnus.edu/museum. Go to the menu and click on email. The Kiowa tribe, with around 12,000 members, is one of the smaller Native American tribes that are recognized by the Federal Government; yet, they are a tribe that has embraced their tribal heritage and traditions. Oklahoma boasts one of the largest Kiowa enclaves in America.

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  • nrendr
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    3 years ago

    The Comanche Indians, a nomadic offshoot of the eastern Shoshoni Indians, lived on the North-American Southern great Plains for the duration of 1800-1900s. The have been approximately 12 team of those offshoots. The call "Comanche", a relatives individuals be conscious present in many works of fiction, television exhibits, videogamesvideo gamesbelieved to return from from the Spanish "interpretation" of their Ute call "Kohmahts", which ability: people who're against us, or prefer to combat us. The Comanche human beings call themselves "Numunuh", which ability: the folk. Early explorers knew them as "Padouca"; their Siouan call. you're able to desire to to style Indian tribes of the Southwest into the quest engine. there are lots of my human beings (community individuals) nonetheless alive.

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  • 1 decade ago

    we read a story about those guys in english the other day, i have to do a paper on them tonight. I think i have a mcdougal little book. its orange and stuff, they probably have stuff in there about it. other than that... id try wikipedia, they got everything there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go to this web sight: http://www.kansasgenealogy.com/indians/kiowa_india...

    Have a nice day!

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