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Satank was a Kiowa war chief who led Kiowa warriors against the US army in the 1860's and early 1870's.
His name, which was also spelled Setangya, Set-angia, or Set-ankeah, meant "Sitting Bear" in the Kiowa
language, and he was often known by this name in English. Besides his skill as a war leader, Satank is
remembered for his dramatic death-- captured by the Americans and being transported by wagon to trial,
the then-aged chief managed to break free of his chains and die fighting against his surprised captors.
Here are some links to online information about Satank:
Sitting Bear: Portrait of an Honorable Man
Satank, Kiowa Warrior
Native American Nations: Satank
US History: Satank
Wikipedia: Satank (Sitting Bear)
Here are our webpages about the Kiowa tribe and language:
Kiowa Indian tribe
Plains Indian languages
Kiowa-Tanoan language family
And here are a few good books about the Kiowas:
The Power of Kiowa Song
Kiowa Native Americans
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