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Sari Kem • 1 year ago

Portrait of Chief Lone Wolf, a Kiowa, ca. 1890. W.L. Sawyers Indian Art Gallery, Purcell, Indian Territory

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Lone Wolf the Elder (Gui-pah-gho) (ca.1820-1879) was a Principal Chief of the Kiowa tribe and was the last Principal Chief of the Kiowa Tribe. He should not be confused with Lone Wolf II (Mamadayte), a young Kiowa brave whom he adopted. Lone Wolf the Elder belonged to the Ka-it-senko Koitsenko, the highest-ranking society consisting of ten men picked for bravery and Tsetanma, elite warrior societies. None was more respected or influential than Chief Lone Wolf.

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