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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