The Civilization of the American Indian Series
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
386 Pages | 5 x 8 | 48 b&w illus., 1 map
The Kiowas were once, along with the fighting Cheyennes, the most feared and hated of the Native tribes of the Great Plains. In The Kiowas, Mildred P. Mayhall tells the story of their evolution from mountain dwellers to fierce Plains nomads, explains how they lived, and traces the development of their unique pictographic calendars. Finally, Mayhall relates how, after the Indian wars of the 1870s, the Kiowas were settled on a reservation in Oklahoma and integrated into American culture.