“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.