Buffalo Meat.  O-e-wo-toh.
Cheyenne Ft. Marion POW.
NARA:  Black Lodge.
1881 U.S. Census, Indian Division, Cheyenne Tribe. 

Buffalo Meat/Hoi-e-wo-tah. Florida Prisoner, male, 34, Agency employee. 

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   The Indian Chiefs.

  The chiefs from the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, presented a fine appearance as they sat upon the rostrum last Wednesday evening.  They listened with interest to the band and choir and to Mr. Standing's address of welcome.  When Major Pratt spoke of their presence with us and his pleasure at having them here, he said they were men he knew 31 years ago at a time when some of the tribes were not friendly, and it was interesting if not dangerous to be among them.  Mr. Standing referred to his pioneer life down in the section of the country from whence they had come.  He said he knew Left Hand the best.  Robert Burns, interpreted for the Cheyennes and Cleaver Warden for the Arapahoes.  Both were early pupils of Carlisle.  When it came time for the chiefs to speak, Major introduced Left Hand first.  He said he was one of the men he had met on the Washita 31 years ago.  The Major had met Mr. Standing down in that country also, and it was through his work of preparation that we got 56 of the children of the two tribes that these chiefs represented, to enter Carlisle.  Left Hand sent three of his own boys.
  Left Hand, Arapahoe, said in part, Cleaver Warden, interpreter:
  My friends, I am glad to see you all gathered in this room.  I consider myself as deaf and dumb, but there is a light before me and all the Indians in the United States.  Since I came here and saw you I have been encouraged, and I want to impress upon you that you are to carry heavy responsibilities in the future.  I shall have  a great deal to tell my people when I go home.
  Wolfe Robe, Cheyenne, Robert Burns, interpreter, said: "I am glad to see you all and I am very glad to see that you are learning something.  Improve your time while you are here, so you will be able to manage affairs when you go out from this school.  I have been here before and I am glad to be here now."  Wolfe Robe spoke eloquently in his own language, which sounded very strange to the ears of most of his audience.
  The Major in introducing Buffalo Meat, Cheyenne, said that he had had the unpleasant duty, years ago as an officer of the army, to put chains upon this man, before taking him to Florida as a prisoner of war.  The taking of 74 of the warriors of the southwestern plains in 1875, to Florida proved to be the greatest moving cause toward the establishing of Carlisle.  Although the Major was obliged to treat Buffalo Meat so harshly they had always been friends, and when the time came to send children to Carlisle, Buffalo Meat was ready.
  Buffalo Meat said in part:
  "These are the representative men of my tribe.  The only advice I have to give to the pupils before me is to improve.  We are blind and cannot hear from ourselves.  I am a member of the church, and I pray for the students of the Carlisle school.  I have seen other schools, and I picked out this, for I think this is the best."  Then Buffalo Meat bowed his head in prayer, and in his own language which was not interpreted, sent up a petition that was impressive and powerful.  Although we could not understand a word he uttered the power of the Spirit was manifest and the very breath of his audience could be heard in the stillness of the moment.  Buffalo Meat is the first Christian Chief, uneducated, who ever prayed orally before the Carlisle school.
  Then Robert Burns, Jesse Bent and Cleaver Warden, ex-students who were the interpreters for the visitors, spoke earnestly showing that they too, considered it a privilege to say a few words to the school.  At the close, the audience sang America, and the students marched out as the band played.

December 16, 1898 INDIAN HELPER

Raymond Buffalo Meat/Maker, 22, full blood,Chey., husb., married by clergyman, father Buffalo Meat and mother Earrings.

Buffalo Meat, 53, full blood, Chey., husb., parents Proud Mastrodon, dead, and Walking Buffalo, dead; Ear Rings, 51, full blood, Chey., wife, parents Red Hat, dead and Crow Woman, dead.

1902 C&A Family Registar 
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies compiled by John Sipe.

Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Indian Service, Chas. E. Shell, Agent, to Comm. of the Indian Affairs, C&A Agency, Darlington, Dec., 2, 1909.
Raymond Buffalo Meat, allotted No. 455, appl. for patent in fee on S 1/2 of SW 1/4-28-16-9. Attended Carlisle 5 years and also reservation school.

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Elected Indian Fair Committee for Feb. 12th, 1913, for the Calumet District Cheyennes are Herbert Walker and Joe Miguel. Alternatives are Howling Hawk and Victor Bushy Head.
Signatures of Cheyennes are: Little Chief, (his mark); Man on the Cloud or Riding on Cloud, (nephew of Man on Cloud from the Watonga District), (his mark); High Chief; Frank Hill; Robert White Eye, ( his mark); Mack Haag; Hugh Antelope; Doc Hill; and C.M. Wicks.
Kingfisher District Cheyennes are Buffalo Meat and Joe Yellow Eyes.
Alternatives are Andrew Tasso and Max Van Horn.
Signatures are Albert Red Nose; Sampson Kelly; Clark Starr; Raymond Buffalo Meat; Philip Cook; Sampson Lame Bull; Harry Hauser; Sioux Left Hand, (his mark); Medicine Bear, (his mark); Sore Head, (his mark); Stump Horn; Clark Starr; Orin Turtle; and John W. Block.

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Kingfisher Daily Free Press, July 29, 1914
~~~80 acres belonging to Raymond Buffalo Meat, (son of Buffalo Meat), sold for close to $2000.00 and judged an "unusual" price since the land was 15 miles from Kingfisher.~~~~~~ 

Oct. 17, 1914 (Sat.)
Raymond Buffalo Meat , died Wed.at age 31 at his home 14 miles S/W of Kingfisher. Funeral held at Mission Church by Rev. Gibbs, missionary to the Indians. Attended by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians of this county. Buried in White custom with a hearse. White friends also present.Buffalo Meat was formerly an assist. farmer for the county. " He was one of the most popular young men of his tribe and exhibited a beneficial and cilvilizing influence over other Indians."~~~~~~ 

Oct. 4, 1917,
Funeral held for Buffalo Meat by Rev. Hicks of the Calument Indian Mission. He was the oldest Indian of the Cheyennes, more than (100 years old). He was taken prisoner and held for sometime at Ft. Sill. Note: Also at Ft. Marion. He settled on the Cheyenne Res. where he died. 

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Cheyenne Beef Issue Bands (No Date) At Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency.
 Band No. 6, Buffalo Meat, 32 Persons;  Band No. 20, Medicine Water, 36 Persons; Band No. 43, Left Hand, 37 Persons; Band No. 45, Little Medicine, 30 Persons; Band No. 51, Prairie Chief, Son of Grey Beard, 36 Persons; Band No. 53, Little Chief, 23 Persons; Band No. 23, Antelope, 30 Persons.
(Sipes Ft. Marion POW Files On Returned Prisoners)

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Minor artist. 
Raymond Buffalo Meat. 

Fear-Segal notes.

Buffalo Meat 
        Raymond BuffaloMeat. Rg 1327#5916. CIIS ID #1979. Arrived at CIIS 9/15/1896 aged 17. both his parents were listed as living, father is Buffalo Meat. Was 67" and 142 lbs. Stayed at CIIS until 7/2/01. Outings with 3 families: J Worthington Jamison 3/31/1897-9/16/1898; H Brown TUllytown 3/31/1899-?; H Woolsey, Bordertown NJ 5/12/00-=5/15/00. trained as a blacksmith. Was in grade 4 when he left. Married someone called May but she died. As of 1909, farming his father's land, owns a house. Was briefly in the Indian police. Father was a deacon. 1910: living in Kingfinger OK. Asst farmer. At home with parents. Dead in 1914. 
        Lelia Jones. Rg 1329. Listed as Cheyenne. Father listed as Buffalo Meat. Arrived at CIIS 8/21/1882 aged 14. Sent home again sick 10/21/1884. 

Genevieve Bell NARA Collection.

C&A Carlisle School, Pratt to G.W.H. Stauch. Aug. 6, 1901.
No notes on this........Henry Row of Lodges, Lewis White Shield, Dawes White Bird, Charles Bent, George Balenti, and Raymond Buffalo Meat.

Text Copyright (c) 2004 John Sipe
(Berthrong Cheyenne Collection. Carlisle School Section.)