The Kiowas

By: Madison Cano

The Kiowas

REGION: Lived in the Great Plains

FOOD: Staple food was buffalo, hunted small game like birds and rabbits. Wild potato, fruits and nuts and corn.

OBTAINING FOOD: Moved from camp to camp, following the buffalo herds.

SHELTER: Buffalo hide tents called tipis. About 12 ft. high. After getting horses, the tipis doubled in size.

WEAPONRY/TOOLS: Used bows and arrows, fought with war clubs and hide shields.

TRADITIONS/RELIGION: Usually only men go on a vision quest. They go to an isolated area and fast, and for four days, they would smoke and pray, attempting to obtain a vision

WHERE THEY ARE:The Kiowas are original people of Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. They were forced to move to a reservation in Oklahoma during the 1800's, and many of them still live there now.

FUN FACT: Women wore long deerskin dresses painted with yellow and green tribal signs, and men wore breech cloths and leather leggings, usually going shirtless.