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Davetta Geimausaddle Collection

Identifier: NALC-DGE
Davetta Geimausaddle is a member of the Kiowa tribe and author of the book, “The Process of Revising the Kiowa Constitution.” For more than 15 years she served as an academic counselor in the department of psychology at the University of Oklahoma, her alma mater. She received her master of arts degree in Native American studies and has held memberships in the American War Mothers and Kiowa Chapter 18 Societies, as well as the Grass Roots Kiowa Indian Council.

During her time at OU she periodically worked with the Native American Languages Collection (NALC) at the Sam Noble Museum to have her collection of Kiowa audio recordings preserved. The Davetta Geimausaddle Collection features audio recordings of stories, songs, sermons and meetings in the Kiowa language. Originally collected by Davetta’s father on audiocassette and handed down to his daughter later in life, the recordings were restored by the NALC prior to each deposit.

With the exception of “Old Man Horse, 06/16/1942,” the recordings date from 1973 – 1994 and feature the voices of Kiowa elders Marion Leatrice Doyete, Walter Geionety, Nina Storz, Joe Tapesett and Bill and Ellis Lone Wolf. The recordings were made in the town of Hulbert, Oklahoma, Hobart in Kiowa County, southwest Oklahoma, and other unidentified locations.


  • 1942 - 1997

Language of Materials

The collection materials are in Quapaw and English.


100 Cassettes


The Davetta Geimausaddle Collection is an audio collection of Kiowa stories, songs, sermons and meetings recorded throughout the 1940s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Repository Details

Part of the Native American Languages Collection Repository