1984 Spivey List

1984 Fort Sill Museum Study

By the time Towana Spivey came to work for the Fort Sill Museum in 1982, the Indian Agency Cemetery had faded into oblivion. The meager attempts in the early 1950s to learn about the cemetery had fallen by the wayside. The Army’s concentration on its air mission had outweighed any consideration of the decency and respect due that hallowed ground. There were reports of rotary aircraft landing on the cemetery and a few events sponsored by the Post that may have used the cemetery ground as a makeshift parking area.

The dedication of the Museum to the historical significance of this site motivated a renewed interest in preserving this silent page in the history of the Post. Efforts were made by the Museum to find documentation about the cemetery and, once that had been done, a plan was implemented to re-discover the cemetery and do a limited archaeological survey of what was there.

Using various engineering units, surveys were completed and a plat prepared. Some of the concrete slabs were partially exposed to allow for the recordation of the names as they appeared on the concrete grave slabs. Thereafter, the Museum provided what little it could to protect the cemetery site from gross misuse and further degradation.

The following list of graves in the Indian Agency Cemetery was prepared by the Fort Sill Museum as a result of that limited archaeological 1984 study of the cemetery. This list identified 62 persons either by name or by relationship. There were 50 graves of Unknowns:

Grave List

  1. Dako
  2. Wama
  3. Woeddie
  4. Tiebo
  5. Unknown
  6. Esarooah
  7. No Name
  8. Karno’s Boy
  9. Wyepa
  10. Tocas
  11. Terseyaka
  12. Chi co ny
  13. Clark Twins
  14. Clark Twins
  15. Parker Erkernaschape
  16. Tamecha
  17. Lizzie
  18. Karty’s brother
  19. Unknown
  20. Unknown
  21. Unknown
  22. Unknown
  23. Donabeta
  24. Wapakeah
  25. Unknown
  26. Karty’s sister
  27. Unknown
  28. Casper Tissoyo’s child
  29. Unknown
  30. Unknown
  31. Unknown
  32. Unknown
  33. Unknown
  34. Nonnonsoho
  35. Unknown
  36. Comastie
  37. Motudoa
  38. Wamakin
  39. Mohepope
  40. Unknown
  41. Unknown
  42. Unknown
  43. Chaljobea
  44. Unknown
  45. Child
  46. Unknown
  47. Unknown
  48. Unknown
  49. Child
  50. Naho
  51. Unknown
  52. Unknown
  53. Unknown
  54. Unknown
  55. Unknown
  56. Pasoyo
  57. Unknown
  58. Neouiadity
  59. Tananewape
  60. Sarah
  61. Unknown
  62. Unknown
  63. Unknown
  64. Unknown
  65. Casper Tissoyo’s children
  66. Kate Karty’s [4] children
  67. Cequah
  68. Tuouo
  69. Kowanoio
  70. Chosanebon
  71. Unknown
  72. Unknown
  73. Unknown
  74. Unknown
  75. Unknown
  76. Unknown
  77. Unknown
  78. Poetah
  79. Dick
  80. Nabesta
  81. Macell
  82. Akodrop
  83. Unknown
  84. Child
  85. Hanita Carosa
  86. Tupsewyapa
  87. Potstoyeh
  88. Nora
  89. Unknown
  90. Unknown
  91. Unknown
  92. Woosuwan
  93. Unknown
  94. Nokeke
  95. Popepiky
  96. Child
  97. Nabo
  98. Tadosomo
  99. Unknown
  100. Emily Naiyah
  101. Disawake
  102. Mo Cho Rook
  103. Unknown
  104. Unknown
  105. Big Medicine Man
  106. Blanche Maddox
  107. Jimmie
  108. Child
  109. Mary Buffalo’s child

The plat shown below is the result of the limited archaelogical work done in 1984 by Fort Sill.

1984 Spivey Plat