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Sanapialocked

(20 May 1895–23 January 1979)
  • Dennis Wepman

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Sanapia (20 May 1895–23 January 1979), Native American medicine woman, [also reported as 1984 and 1986]), was born in Medicine Park, near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the daughter of a Comanche father named David Poafpybitty, a farmer who had assimilated to white society and converted to Christianity, and a traditional Comanche-Arapaho mother, a shaman named Chappy (or Chapty). Given the Christian name Mary Poafpybitty at birth, Sanapia was raised, according to Comanche matrilineal custom, by her mother and maternal grandmother, both established medicine women....

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