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Kiowa

Kiowa is pronounced ki-o-wa (ki--as in kite).

Land:

The Kiowa are a Native American tribe of the southern plains. The Kiowa were part of the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867 and were assigned a reservation in Oklahoma in 1868. Today there are more than 12,000 Kiowa, many of whom live in Oklahoma and other areas of the Southwestern United States. .

Language:

The Kiowa language seems to be related to the Tanoan-speaking Pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico. Kiowa means "principal people" in the tribe's language.

References:

Dewey D. Tsonetokoy Sr. - Email
Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
"Kiowa," Encyclopedia Americana. 1998
"Kiowa," Microsoft Encarta. 1993.
"Kiowa Indians," World Book Encylopedia. 1997.

Additional Reading

 Kiowa Indians
 Kiowa Language
 Kiowa Words
 Texas Native Americans

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