Carnegie, OK 73015
Kiowa oral tradition says their origins were in the far north, in the Yellowstone area or possibly even Canada. They were classic, nomadic Plains Indians, following the buffalo and as excellent horsemen, their livelihood depended on hunting buffalo. Gradually the tribe migrated east and south through the Black Hills and later to Colorado and Nebraska. In 1790, the Kiowa made a peace treaty with the Comanche with whom they remained allies in the coming years.
The Kiowa first encountered Euro-American encroachment in 1820 and signed their first treaty with the U.S. at Fort Gibson in 1837. ...