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 Black Beaver

Black Beaver

Birth
Death 8 May 1880 (aged 73–74)
Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 1210 · View Source
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Delaware Scout. Born a Delaware Indian at what is now the present Belleville, Illinois in 1806, he was named (Suck-tum-mah-kway), meaning Black Beaver. In the early 1800s, he was contracted by the US Government and was in nearly all of the Frontier transcontinental ex­peditions as the most intelligent and trusted scout. He was the interpreter at the conference with the Comanche, Kiowa and Wichita tribes, held by Colonel Richard Dodge on the Red River in 1834. During the Civil War, he escorted Federal troops to Kansas and was a guide for the destructions of
Confederate railroad lines in the South. He witnessed the Medicine Lodge Treaty negotiations in 1867 and attended intertribal councils throughout the 1870s. Until the close of his days his services were invaluable and constantly required by the Government, the military and scientific explorers of the plains and the Rocky Mountains.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1210
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Black Beaver (1806–8 May 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1210, citing Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .