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Author Tongkeamha, Henrietta, 1912-1993, author.

Title Stories from Saddle Mountain : autobiographies of a Kiowa family / Henrietta Tongkeamha and Raymond Tongkeamha ; edited by Benjamin R. Kracht ; with Lisa LaBrada
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Series American Indian lives
Contents Henrietta Tongkeamha's memoirs -- Overview -- Editing -- "This Is the Story of My Life" -- Raymond Tongkeamha's memoirs -- Overview -- Editing -- May 2018 narrative -- June 2019 narrative -- November 2019 narrative -- December 2019 narrative
Summary "Stories from Saddle Mountain recounts family stories that connected the Tongkeamhas, a Kiowa family, to the Saddle Mountain community for more than a century. Henrietta Apayyat (1912-93) grew up and married near Saddle Mountain, where she and her husband raised five sons and five daughters. She began penning her memoirs in 1968, including accounts about a Peyote meeting, revivals and Christmas encampments at Saddle Mountain Church, subsistence activities, and attending boarding schools and public schools. When not in school, Henrietta spent much of her childhood and adolescence close to home, working and occasionally traveling to neighboring towns with her grandparents, whereas her son Raymond Tongkeamha left frequently and wandered farther. Both experienced the transformation from having no indoor plumbing or electricity to having radios, televisions, and JCPenney. Together, their autobiographies illuminate dynamic changes and steadfast traditions in twentieth-century Kiowa life in the Saddle Mountain countryside. "-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
SUBJECT Tongkeamha, Raymond, 1942-
Tongkeamha, Henrietta, 1912-
Subject Kiowa Indians -- Oklahoma -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Kiowa Indians -- Biography
HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Kiowa Indians
Kiowa Indians -- Social life and customs
SUBJECT Saddle Mountain Region (Okla.) -- Biography
Subject Oklahoma
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Tongkeamha, Raymond, 1942- author.
Kracht, Benjamin R., 1955- editor.
LaBrada, Lisa, contributor
ISBN 9781496228796