Satank or Sitting Bear a Kiowa Chief


     Satank is the English corruption of Set-ankeah or Set-angia (Sitting Bear), the name of the Kiowa chief who killed George Peacock, proprietor of the Walnut Creek trading ranche in 1860. He was a member of the Ko-eet-senko, a prestigious warrior society which limited its membership to the ten bravest men of the tribe. Each member took a vow to return from every engagement with honor or not to return at all. True to his vow, Satank provoked his own death at Fort Sill while being transported to Fort Richardson to stand trial for his participation in the attack on Warren's wagon train near Jacksboro, Texas in 1871.

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