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Friday, August 13, 2010

Kiowa Tribal Land, Marijauna Bust

On the morning of Wednesday, August 11, 2010 federal officers, B.I.A. officers, and Caddo County officers conducted a "marijuana raid" on the Lone Bear original Kiowa allotment near Carnegie, OK. 

It was a covert operation since the land owners nor any of the Lone Bear descendants were notified of the action. The action began at 5:30am and one suspect of Mexican descent was arrested while others were said to have escaped?! When I saw the helicopter and was told that a local news van passed by the house I decided to investigate the situation.

The Lone Bear allotment is a Kiowa tribal allotment belonging to Lone Bear who received the 160 acre plot in 1901 as did each member of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Kiowa-Apache tribes. However, the Lone Bear property held signicance in the history of the Kiowa people because it was the gathering site for the Kiowa Tai-Piah Gaw, a Kiowa Warrior's Society. The Kiowa Tai-Piah Gaw continued to meet annually on this ground up until 1928. This is the cultural and historic significance that the Lone Bear's Old Dance Ground once had to the Kiowa community.

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