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Chief Lone Wolf, I

Chief Lone Wolf, I

Original Name Guipago
Birth
Death 1879 (aged 58–59)
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 5353 · View Source
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Kiowa Chief. Known as Gui-pah-gho, he became the primary leader of the militant faction of the Kiowa. He was a member of the Ka-it-senko society consisting of men nominated for their bravery, an elite warrior society of the Kiowa. In 1863, he was among the delegates who traveled to Washington D.C. and signed the Little Arkansas Treaty on October 18, 1865. He attended the Medicine Lodge Council in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, but did not sign the treaty negotiated there. After the death of the primary chief Dohauson in 1868, Lone Wolf succeeded to a divided leadership. His faction was the militant wing, while Kicking Bird led the peace advocates. On December 17, 1868, Lone Wolf and sub-chief Satanta entered Fort Cobb, on the Kiowa-Comanche reservation under a flag of truce. General Philip Sheridan ordered them held hostage. They were then threatened with execution if the Kiowa did not agree to move to their reservation. The chiefs were released in early 1869 as the Kiowa agreed to reservation life. His son and his nephew were killed by troops of the Fourth Cavalry in December 1873. Unsurprisingly, hostilities flared again in 1874. An uneasy peace was once more reached in May 1875. The United States Army chose, among others, twenty-six Kiowa leaders, and sent them to a military prison in Fort Marion, Florida. The most prominent Kiowa included was Lone Wolf; he would not be released for three years. A year after his release, weakened by malaria, he died near Fort Sill. He was buried in an unmarked grave the Wichita Mountains, in what is now Comanche County, Oklahoma.

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  • Added: 4 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5353
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