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Kiowa Elk Tongue circa 1891 Robinson family photo
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Kiowa Elk Tongue circa 1891

Photographer H.P. Robinson's photo of Kiowa leader Elk Tongue and his daughter A-ke-a (A Nice Walk).

They are both in traditional dress, Elk Tongue is wearing a "war bonnet" while crouching with bow and arrow in hands and pointing to something in the distance. This is probably a pose for the photographer.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, H.P. Robinson, photographer
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Interesting. . . the Kiowa nation where originally from the Northern Plains and were relocated to Southwestern Oklahoma by the US Government during the Treaty of Medicine Lodge in 1867.
Oct 23, 2011 10:06 am reply
Photo taken at Oklahoma USA on
Kiowa Elk Tongue circa 1891

A-ke-a (A Nice Walk)

Mini-biography
Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: A-ke-a (A Nice Walk) at 10 years old  ·  Elk Tongue