Cabinet Photograph of Kiowa Indian Chief Ahpeatone & Indian Woman c1910-20

Cabinet Photograph of Kiowa Indian Chief Ahpeatone & Indian Woman c1910-20

Cabinet Photograph of Kiowa Indian Chief Ahpeatone & Indian Woman c1910-20

Cabinet Photograph of Kiowa Indian Chief Ahpeatone & Indian Woman c1910-20

Nice cabinet photograph of Kiowa Indian Chief Ahpeahtone and probably a wife. (1856 – 1931) was a chief of the Kiowa tribe in Oklahoma, who is regarded as the last traditional chief of the tribe. Ahpeahtone was born in 1856 near Medicine Lodge, KS. His Kiowa name, also spelled. Means “Wooden Lance” or “Kills with a Lance”. His lineage includes several noted Kiowa leaders and warriors. He was the son of the Kiowa leader Red Otter and related by blood to Little Otter and Red Cloud, the Oglala Lakota war chief. Lone Wolf, a prominent Kiowa chief was Ahpeahtone’s paternal uncle. Ahpeatone was highly respected for his decisions and leadership qualities. Chief belonged to the Native American Church and used peyote as a sacrament. He belonged to the Gourd Dance Society and composed some of the songs. He composed other dance songs and participated in all the tribal dances. In later years, Chief Ahpeahtone established the Kiowa Indian Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma. During his years as chief, Ahpeahtone adopted a democratic system of tribal government and developed the idea of a committee to transact tribal business. He believed he earned enough to care for himself and his family and would not accept pay for his work on behalf of the tribe. Chief Ahpeahtone was a firm believer in education for Kiowa people, and he would travel anywhere he could to learn the new modern way of life. The photo is unsigned. 5 ¼” x 7 ¼”. The free listing tool. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “apftp” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Date of Creation: 1910-1919
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Subject: Native American / Kiowa Chief
  • Color: Black & White
  • Type: Photograph
  • Format: Cabinet Card

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