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Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Satank Killed

 
 
Satank Killed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, November 14, 2011
1. Satank Killed Marker
Inscription.  
The noted Kiowa chief Sitting Bear (Satank) of the Society of the Ten Bravest was killed beside an elm tree 400 feet due west of here on June 8, 1871, while attacking 4th Cavalry guards.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1860.
 
Location. 34° 39.217′ N, 98° 22.917′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker is on Boundary Road, 0.4 miles south of Sheridan Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col Jack L. Treadwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Sill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soviet M1939 52-K 85mm Anti Aircraft Gun (approx. Ύ mile away); M51 Skysweeper 75mm Anti Aircraft Gun (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lockheed X-7A1 Target Drone (approx. 0.8 miles away); MIM-3 Nike Ajax (approx. 0.8 miles away); Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun (approx. 0.8 miles away); MIM-14 Nike Hercules (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on an active U.S. military installation. Appropriate identification is required for access.
 
Satank Killed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, November 14, 2011
2. Satank Killed Marker
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Satank Killed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, November 14, 2011
3. Satank Killed Marker
Looking north on Boundary Road.
Satank gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, November 14, 2011
4. Satank gravesite
Buried in Fort Sill's Post Cemetery
Chief
Set-Angya
"Sitting Bear"
Kiowa Tribe
Medicine Lodge
Treaty signer and
leader of
Kaitsenko
June 8 1871
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022