"Beautiful People." Welcome to the official Kiowa Tribe Website.
The Kiowa Executive and Legislative Branch are working hard to help the tribe get through this pandemic.
Careful consideration of the Executive and Administration about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will result in the closure of headquarters, the Kiowa Tribal Complex. The Kiowa Tribe will close its doors today at 4:30 March 18, 2020; till April 6, 2020.
IN THE BUDGET MODIFICATION OF FY-2019/2020 AND CURRENT PLANNING FOR 2020/2021 BUDGETS, KIOWA LEGISLATORS ADDED $10K RAISES TO EACH OF THEIR SALARIES AND ALSO ADDED CHAIRMAN MATTHEW KOMALTY TO BE ADDED FOR APPROVAL.
CHAIRMAN KOMALTY REFUSED THE $10K SALARY INCREASE. MEANWHILE, THE LEGISLATORS APPROVED TO LET THEIR $10K SALARY INCREASES REMAIN ON THE BALLOT. (Click link below for more detais.)
Kiowa Tribal Vice Chairwoman Rhonda Ahhaitty is leading up the task force. “We cannot take this lightly.”
The Kiowa Tribe and health officials will be offering COVID-19 training for the public and tribal members. Tribal employee training is Tuesday, March 17, at 1 p.m. Training for the public is Thursday, March 19, at 9 a.m. Both training sites are at the Red Buffalo Hall, Carnegie. (Click link below for more details.)
This official logo of the Kiowa Tribe shows a Kiowa Warrior of the Plains. The symbolism includes ten eagle feathers which represent the ten Kiowa Medicine Bundles deriving power from the Half Boy, “Tahlee.” The lightning bolt on the front left leg of the horse suggests the voice of thunder heard each Spring and is represented on the Great Drum of the Oh-ho-mah Society as being held in the eagle talons. The bone breast plate and red cape (Spanish Officer coat), the circular blue sky of the Great Plains and the blood red band print are part of the Koitsenko Warrior tradition. The shield depicts the sacred Rainy Mountain in Oklahoma, the sacred Kiowa burial ground at the end of the Great Tribal Journey. The recurring circular patterns represent either the Sun or the Moon, both important in the Kiowa ceremonial dance rituals of the Skaw-Tow (Sundance), the Feather (Ghost) Dance and the Peyote (Native American Church) Service.