Longhorn Mountain
The Kiowa have always been a deeply spiritual people. Kiowa elders have throughout history told their children and grandchildren stories about the powerful spirits residing on Longhorn Mountain and about the miracles experienced by those who went there to pray and fast. For centuries the Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Comanche and other surrounding Plains Indian tribes have gone to Longhorn Mountain for prayer, the vision quest and other events of religious significance. Native people also go to pray for their families in times of illness and death.

Cedar from Longhorn Mountain is cut from the trees and dried to be used in the religious ceremonies or in homes for purification. Longhorn cedar is used today in every traditional Kiowa home. The cedar is dried and then prayed over before being used. Tribes all over the United States use the cedar from Longhorn Mountain. And some travel great distances to gather Longhorn Cedar.

The bible talks about how Jesus and the prophets allowed the power of God to work through them to effect healing and perform miracles. The Kiowa and other Native American tribes had their own holy people who worked miracles by allowing the presence of God to work through them. Many possessed various gifts and healing powers. Some had the ability to call the rain in times of drought. In many instances these individuals received these gifts after having gone alone into the mountains to fast for four days and nights without food or water.

The Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Comanche, native people of other tribes as well as many non-native people have been very upset since learning that a few of the individual landowners have leased portions of Longhorn Mountain to Larry Stewart of Stewart Stone who plans to strip mine our sacred Longhorn Mountain and turn it into the gravel used to make highways and parking lots.

It would be much better to lease the mountain to the tribes. To the Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Comanche and other traditional native people, Longhorn Mountain is a living breathing being that has sustained, nourished and healed.

Stop for a moment and think about how you would feel if a rock crusher came in and began to destroy the site most sacred to your religious or spiritual tradition. Would you feel it’s appropriate for someone to go and tear down a Mosque, a Synagogue, a Buddhist or Hindu temple or Christian church of great significance for their own personal gain just because they had managed to acquire the land that it was built upon? It may be difficult for non-natives to understand that Native Americans did not build churches, but had sacred places in nature where they went to pray and seek the presence of God.

Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists all over the world have sacred places that they have been making pilgrimage to for thousands of years. The Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache and Comanche have been making pilgrimages to Longhorn Mountain to pray, fast and seek the guidance of the creator for centuries.

Oklahoma and the rest of the nation was all Native American land. A systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing or genocide was perpetrated against the Native population. The vast majority of Native lands were forcefully taken in the process. The least we can do is work to protect what little native people have left by helping us to get state and federal recognition of Longhorn Mountain as a historical and Native American Sacred site. Your immediate attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated.

https://www.facebook.com/SaveLonghornMountain

Please help us to protect the Kiowa Indian Tribe’s sacred Longhorn Mountain by clicking on the link below and signing the petition:

https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-destruction-of-the-kiowa-indian-tribe-s-sacred-longhorn-mountain

Please also write or call your elected representatives to tell them of the importance of saving Longhorn Mountain.

US Senator(s)
Senator Thomas Allen Coburn (Republican)
United States Senate
172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3603
Phone: (202) 224-5754
Fax: (202) 224-6008

District Info:
District: 0S2
100 North Broadway
Suite 1820
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 231-4941
Fax: (405) 231-5051
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Senator James Mountain Inhofe (Republican)
United States Senate
205 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3603
Phone: (202) 224-4721
Fax: (202) 228-0380

District Info:
District: 0S1
1900 NW Expressway
Suite 1210
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 608-4381
Fax: (405) 608-4120
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US Representative(s)
Representative Frank D. Lucas (Republican)
U.S. House of Representatives
2311 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0001
Phone: (202) 225-5565
Fax: (202) 225-8698

District Info:
District: 003
10952 NW Expressway
Suite B
Yukon, OK 73099
Phone: (405) 373-1958
Fax: (405) 373-2046
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State Senator(s)
Senator Mike Schulz (Republican)
State Senate
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard
Room 418
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 521-5612
Fax: (405) 530-2350

District Info:
District: 038
16830 SCR 209
Altus , OK 73521
Phone: (405) 521-5612
Fax: (405) 530-2350
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State Representative(s)
Representative David L. Perryman (Democrat)
State Representative
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard
Room 539A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 557-7401
Fax: (405) 557-7351

District Info:
District: 056
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard
Room 539B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 557-7401
Fax: (405) 557-7351
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