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Fort Sill, Indian Territory, and Environs

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Page s 14-15: Fort Sill, Indian Territory, and Environs. Another favorite Kiowa camping area, south from Rainy Mountain Creek, was the Wichita Mountains; and a favorite vision-questing locale called Medicine Bluff. A landform unique on the Southern Plains, sheared exactly in half by ancient geological forces, the stream which flows past the bluff is called Medicine Creek. Nearby in 1867, the U.S. Army built a post and named it Fort Sill, Indian Territory. It soon became the location of the Agency for the Kiowa and Comanche tribes, where Etahdleuh and the other Fort Marion prisoners had been arrested in early 1875, then deported to Fort Marion.

Three different Kiowa and/or Comanche villages are shown near the Army post. One is pitched along the smaller stream entering Medicine Creek at the right, on Plate 15. Another, larger camp, probably that of White Bear (Set'tainte), and a third, smaller camp are located nearby, further along Medicine Creek.

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Plate No: 11
Page No: 14-15
Media: pencil, colored pencil
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.25 inches
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