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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Stumbling Bear

Sait Im Kia - "Bear That Is Throwing"

 
 
Stumbling Bear Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Stumbling Bear Marker
Inscription.  
Kiowa Chief
1832 - 1903


Stumbling Bear became a chieftain for his leadership in battle at the age of 22. He led war parties against the Navajos in 1856-57. Against the Utes in 1859-59 and Kit Carson at Adobe Walls, Texas in 1865. He was a signer of the Medicine Lodge Treaty in 1867. He later became a leader for peace in the settlement of the Kiowa Tribe. He is buried on the Chief's Knoll at Fort Sill.
Sculptor: Sherman Chaddlesone
 
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 35° 4.386′ N, 98° 13.627′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is on East Central Boulevard (U.S. 62) 0.3 miles east of Southeast 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontiac (here, next to this marker); Little Raven "Hosa" (a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker (a few steps from this marker); Quanah Parker (Kwania) (a few steps from this marker); Victorio (within shouting distance of this marker); Tohausan (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacajawea (within shouting distance of this marker); Satanta (White Bear) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
Also see . . .  Medicine Lodge Treaty.
In October 1867 a U.S. Indian Peace Commission signed three treaties at Medicine Lodge Creek near Medicine Lodge, Kansas. One treaty was made with the Kiowa and Comanche, a second confederated the Plains Apache with the Kiowa and Comanche, and a third was negotiated with the Arapaho and Cheyenne. The United States promised the tribes peace and protection from white intruders in return for amity and relocation to reservations in western Indian Territory. The Senate ratified the treaties in July 1868. Source: Oklahoma Historical Society
(Submitted on September 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Stumbling Bear Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Stumbling Bear Statue and Marker
The view of the Stumbling Bear statue and Marker in the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the Stumbling Bear statue and Marker in the park
Bust of Stumbling Bear image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
4. Bust of Stumbling Bear
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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