TABANANIKA, CHIEF - Comanche County, Oklahoma | CHIEF TABANANIKA - Oklahoma Gravestone Photos


Otipoby Comanche Cemetery
Comanche County,

Unknown - April 28, 1893

Sometimes spelled as Tabananica, his name translates to "Sound of the Sun" or "Hears the Sunrise." After the United States Army failed to enforce the provisions of the Medicine Lodge Treaty prohibiting white man's entry into tribal lands, Tabananika was one of the notable chiefs joining Quanah Parker in raids into Texas. The purpose of the raids was to avenge slain relatives and raid the buffalo hunters who were wiping out their herds of buffalo for the hides while leaving the carcasses to rot on the plains. General L. S. Ross, in the book "Indian Depredations," by J. W. Wilbarger identified Tabananika as the Chief in charge of the Comanches at the Battle of the Pease river in 1860. In 1865, he was one of the signers of the treaty at the Little Arkansas River.

Contributed on 6/27/10 by tomtodd
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Record #: 21721

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Submitted: 6/27/10 • Approved: 2/5/14 • Last Updated: 4/13/18 • R21721-G0-S3

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