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General Hancock meets with Kiowa tribal leaders near Fort Dodge, Kansas.

Meeting between General W.S. Hancock and Satanta and other Kiowa tribal leaders, Fort Dodge, Kansas, April 1867, artist's impression, detail.
04/23/1867

In his continued heavy-handed negotiations with the Plains Indian tribes aimed at securing the Santa Fe Trail, General W.S. Hancock met with Kiowa leaders near Fort Dodge, among whom were Kicking Bird and Satanta, also known as White Bear.  Hancock famously gave Satanta one of his major-general's uniform tunics after the meeting but the negotiations did little to halt the increasing hostilities along the Trail.  General William S. Sherman replaced Hancock as department commander soon after.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

Louis Kraft, Ned Wyncoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011), 194-195.

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