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Satank

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.

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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 language
 Kiowa culture
 Kiowa Indian tribe
 Plains Indian languages
 Kiowa-Tanoan language family

And here are a few good books about the Kiowas:
 Kiowa Voices
 The Power of Kiowa Song
 Kiowa Native Americans



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