PAI'TALGI (Sun Boy)
Winter of 1872 a group of Kiowa met
with a peace commission and agreed to send delegates to Washington. Lone Wolf,
Woman Heart, Red Otter, Do ha'san (son of Chief Do ha'san) Sun Boy and Stumbling
Bear met with the commission on the Washita and consented to send delegates if
their imprisoned chiefs, Set-T'ainte and Big Tree be allowed to meet them at
some point, or if five delegates were sent, the prisoners be allowed to go with
them. The Kiowa delegation sent was Lone Wolf, the head chief, Sun Boy and
Gui-k'ate (Wolf lying down, Sleeping Wolf).
The summer of 1872, Sun Boy
and T'ene'-zepto (Bird Bow) got into a drunken fight, and Sun Boy shot him with
an arrow. Some Mexicans had smuggled in some whiskey. Sun Boy received one of
the first houses on the reservation. During the Sun Dance in 1876, Some Mexicans
stole all of Sun Boy's horses.
Sun Boy died in the fall of 1888, in
Eonte's camp northwest of Mount Scott. He was one of the last prominent chiefs
of the old days of the buffalo hunt and the war path.
Information from "The Ten Grandmothers" by Alice Marriott, published by
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1945; and "Calender History of the
Kiowa Indians" by James Mooney, published by Smithsonian Institution Press,
Washington, D.C. from reports, 1895-1896.
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