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Gaapiatan or Feathered Lance at dinner, Kiowa Reservation, Oklahoma [Terr.] 1891

Catalog Data

Mooney, James 1861-1921  Search this
po.bohon  Search this
Pobohone, Frank  Search this
'aisemah  Search this
'wdlpaide  Search this
standing on the air  Search this
dwm'aiyi.demah  Search this
touching the earth  Search this
Yellowhair, Owen  Search this
'wdlgu'ko  Search this
Yellow Hair  Search this
Geikoumah, Bert  Search this
''oi giagomhaiboi  Search this
aim at him close but can't kill him  Search this
te'w  Search this
te'w.kyagw  Search this
He strike at them or whip them  Search this
'wnkyiagyai  Search this
back trail  Search this
to.yai  Search this
Haitseke  Search this
gw'w.piatw  Search this
He pierces them with a spear  Search this
do.gyi'ai.ko  Search this
coming to hole  Search this
'egyiagyahon  Search this
piata'  Search this
piatap  Search this
bintap  Search this
dry mole  Search this
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indian Territory
As of 8/8/1988 Collection is at Nebraska State Historical Society - P.F.
Copy (11/1969) from original photograph lent by Mrs Howard Crossland, Joslyn Art Museum, Crossland Collection, Omaha, Nebraska, through John C. Ewers, Department of Anthropology (memo of 10/22/69 to M. C. Blaker).
See also 1441-A-B.
Black and white copy negative
Number "cc 57" penciled on back of original print. Gaapiatan also known as Haitsiki. Identified from negative 1441-a which is same, but 56403 is a better negative.
Probable identification of people in photograph of Haitseke and his family, taken by James Mooney in about 1895. This reconstruction is based upon information obtained from Bert Geikoumah and his granddaughter, Trina Hunter. See Tape T-186. Indian Oral History Project, American Indian Institute, University of Oklahoma. 1. Little Boy on horseback. po.bohon. or Frank Pobohone. Son of Bert's mother's sister, 'egyiagyahon. 2-3. Bert's cousins, 'ais'emah and 'wdlpaide. Daughters of Bert's mother's sisters. 2. Little girl on buffalo robe, looking down. Probably 'wdlpaide. Her name means "standing on the air." Probably daughter of Number 4. 3. Little girl on buffalo robe looking at camera. Probably 'aisemah and is probably daughter of Number 14. 4. Woman with cradleboard. Bert's mother's sister, probably dwm'aiyi.demah. Her name means "touching the earth." She is sitting next to her husband, Yellowhair, or 'wdlgu'ko. 5. Baby on cradleboard. Unidentified, but probably child of Number 4. 6. Girl (blurred) between Number 4 and Number 7. Unidentified. May be daughter of Number 4. 7. Man holding fan, staff and gourd. Owen Yellowhair or 'wdlgu'ko. His Kiowa name means "yellow hair." Husband of Number 4, so would be Haitseke's son-in-law. 8. Little boy holding blanket over his mouth. Bert Geikoumah (7 or 8 years old). His Kiowa name is ''oi giagomhaiboi and means something like "aim at him close but can't kill him." Bert says he was born in l881. 9. Woman holding baby. Bert's mother, daughter of Haitseke. Her name is te'w. or te'w.kyagw. Her name means something like "he strike at them, or whip them." 10. Baby in woman's arms. Girl baby, now dead. May be baby of Number 9, Bert's mother, and thus would be Bert's sister. Or may be daughter of Number 4--Bert at one time said his mother was holding her sister's baby.
11. Woman with short hair. A neighbor from across the creek. Not related. Bert first said her name was 'wnkyiagai which means "back trail." Later he said her name was to'.yai and that she was Charlie Apekaun's mother or relation. 12. Old man standing up holding lance. Haitseke. His name is the Kiowa form of the Comanche word, "haits", meaning "friend." Bert said he had several other names. One of them was gw'w.piatw. meaning something like "he pierces them with a spear." 13. Little boy looking up at Haitseke. do.gyi'ai.ko. Name means "coming to hole." Son of Number 4 and Number 7. May be the same, also, as Sam Yellowhair. 14. Woman sitting by tree, rather to forefront. Bert's mother's sister 'egyiagyahon. Mother of 'aisemah and po.bohon. (Number 3 and Number 1.) 15. Old woman sitting next to tree trunk, in shadow. piata' or piatap or bintap (Bert's pronunciation of the name varied.) Her name means "dry mole." Mother of Bert's mother and aisemah's mother. Thus would be wife of Haitseke. 16. Little girl under tree, sitting close to number 15. Unidentified. May be another daughter of Number 14.
Cite as:
Negative 56403, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Kiowa Reservation  Search this
Local number:
OPPS NEG 56403
Restrictions & Rights:
For reference only. Until further clearance is received from the Joslyn Art Museum, all requests for prints should be directed to them. 11/1969 JCS
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Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives