Saddle Mountain is on land that was originally part of the Kiowa Comanche Apache reservation.

It was during a period of transition when the Kiowa Comanche Apache Reservation was being turned into family land allotments in the late 1800s that a young woman missionary from Canada moved to Indian Territory.

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Thursday, Oct. 7 – Saturday, Oct. 9:

Cowboy Stampede 2021, Stillwater, Payne County Expo Center.

A black-necked stilt walks along land near water. Notice how long the legs are.


After featuring a photo of a black-necked stilt in the column concerning Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area, I thought, "Why not feature the bird itself?"

So here it is.