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    KIOWA DUTCH ... white captive known as Boin-edal (Big Blonde) by the Kiowa. Little is known, other than he was 8 yrs old when taken captive in 1835, the year the Kiowa Indians raided all the way to the Texas Gulf Coast. His parents, having only arrived from Germany 3 years prior, were killed. Boin-edal remained with the Kiowa all his life, unknown to the whites until a blonde white man was discovered living among the tribe after being placed on the Kiowa reservation 1874.

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