By J. J. Methvin
Early in 1867 Kiowa leader Many Bears paid the Mescalero Apache one mule, buffalo gowns, and a pink blanket to buy ten-year-old José Andrés Martínez. kidnapped close to his domestic in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in October 1866, he turned Many Bears's grandson, Andele. He fast tailored to his new lifestyles, grew to manhood one of the Kiowa, took half in Kiowa raiding events whilst he became 16, and 3 occasions married Kiowa women.
Confined to a reservation in Oklahoma after 1875, Andele within the Eighteen Eighties sought to reclaim his former existence and lower back to his family members in Las Vegas. yet in 1889, feeling "his pursuits have been all pointed out with the Kiowa, and that he had realized to like them," he again to the reservation, taught commercial arts on the supplier tuition, and aided the Kiowa in security in their lands. within the Nineties Andele begun serving as a source to a new release of anthropologists learning Kiowa and Apache society. His captivity narrative, released in 1899 via the Methodist missionary J. J. Methvin, is a useful eyewitness description of Plains Indians. it's reissued with an creation by way of ethnohistorian James F. Brooks of the collage of Maryland.
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Title : Andele, the Mexican-Kiowa Captive : A Story of Real Life Among the Indians author : Methvin, J. J. publisher : University of New Mexico isbn10 | asin : 0826317480 print isbn13 : 9780826317483 ebook isbn13 : 9780585178905 language : English subject Andele,--1855-ca. 1935--Captivity, 1866, Kiowa Indians--History, Indian captivities--Texas. 9/04/092 subject : Andele,--1855-ca. 1935--Captivity, 1866, Kiowa Indians--History, Indian captivities--Texas. J. Methvin Introduction by James F. J. Brooks.
Andele also offers some important insights into gender and marriage in Kiowa society. '' He suffers, however, when she elopes with a higher-status warrior. After Andele kills three of his rival's best horses, we see social approval of his action, and community-wide settlement of his complaint. Marrying again, he soon "puts away" his second wife because he finds her too old. Finally, he attains happiness with Ti-i-ti (White Sage), who tragically dies while Andele resides with his family in New Mexico from 1885 to 1889 (pp.
Boyd, p. 157. Hon-zip-fa was also the adoptive mother of Guo-late, a three-year-old New Mexican boy taken in 1854, suggesting that Heap-of-Bears used captivity to augment his family throughout his life. See M. Boyd, Kiowa Voices, pp. 15558. 40. Jane Collier's Marriage and Inequality in Classless Societies (Stanford, 1988) discusses marriage systems of the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne in comparative perspective. 41. For a description of the generational transmission of spiritual powers, see Alice Marriott's chapter, "Hunting for Power," in The Ten Grandmothers, pp.
Andele, The Mexican-Kiowa Captive: A Story of Real Life Among the Indians by J. J. Methvin