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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.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col Jack L. Treadwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Sill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Proud American (approx. 0.8 miles away); 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Post Guardhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Post Chapel (approx. 1.3 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.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Satank Killed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 14, 2011
2. Satank Killed Marker
Satank Killed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 14, 2011
3. Satank Killed Marker
Looking north on Boundary Road.
Satank gravesite image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 61 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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