What Makes These Things Kiowa?

ISSN 2167-8812 Open Inquiry Archive.  Vol. 1, No. 6 (2012) What Makes These Things Kiowa?  By Bradley A. Finson Regarding the Kiowa articles in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH) collections, former Assistant Curator of Ethnology Jason Jackson asked a question: “What makes these things Kiowa?” The same question was posed to an […]

What Makes These Things Kiowa?

OPEN INQUIRY ARCHIVE Vol. 1, No. 6 (2012) What Makes These Things Kiowa? by  Bradley A. Finson ABSTRACT After confinement to the reservation in 1874, the Kiowa were subjected to extremely harsh conditions. Men’s art became nearly non-existent, as the impetus for this had been eliminated. Like many Native peoples, the Kiowa were left with […]