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Comment by Dennis W. Zotigh on June 19th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

There are two conflicting paragraphs in this article: “The Kiowa are a nation of Native Americans who lived mostly in north Texas, Oklahoma, and eastern New Mexico at the time of the arrival of Europeans.” and “According to historic accounts the Kiowa originally resided in Montana, in the northern basin of the Missouri River.”


The Kiowa were given their more contemporary name by the Blackfeet. Hence, there is a modern Kiowa, Montana and a beautiful story that goes along with the name Kiowa.

Dennis W. Zotigh
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 19th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Thank you for your comment. The text has been adjusted to explain more clearly that the Kiowa originally lived in Montana but had migrated to other areas prior to the arrival of Europeans. Thank you again for your help in improving the New World Encyclopedia.

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