Tonkawa Nation


Tonkawa Literature

“Tonkawa means, “the people of the Wolf”. The Tonkawa claimed they were all descended from a mythical wolf. For this reason the Tonkawa would never kill a wolf.” 

The Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahaoma includes within their membership “…the only surviving Karankawas (a coastal tribe from Texas) and a number of people of Lipan ancestry.” the Tonkawa are located near the town of the same name in Oklahoma, and hold a powwow each year in June. They have also held educational workshops in Austin, Port Lavaca, and other Texas cities, where the Tonkawa were originally from.

The Tonkawa Indians
by R. E. Moore,
(Best Site about Tonkawa People, with maps)

Anglo and Native American Confrontations
(Brazoria County Historical Museum – TX)
The Tonkawa Nation
Handbook of Texas Online: Tonkawa Indians

Tonkawas: (standing left to right) Winnie Richards,  John Rush Buffalo, William Stevens, John Allen,  Mary Richards; (seated left to right) John Williams,  Chief Grant Richards, Sherman Miles.

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