In 1999, several former Kiowa Tribal Princesses decided to organize an alumni group and decided on the name "Kiowa Tribal Princess Sorority." The purpose of the organization is twofold: networking former princesses for social and business reasons and being a support system for the reigning Kiowa Tribal Princess. The main annual event for the sorority is hosting a reception honoring the Kiowa Tribal Princess during the American Indian Exposition. The reception began mainly as an event for the princesses representing the member tribes of the Exposition but has also attracted many other guests over the years and has become a mini-reunion for former Kiowa Tribal Princesses.
In the fall of 2010, the Kiowa Princess Sorority began drafting a constitution and bylaws, which was finished and adopted in February 2011. The constitution sets regular meetings, defines eligibility for membership and duties of officers, and covers expectations for Kiowa Tribal Princesses wishing to become part of the sorority.
Download "THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE KIOWA TRIBAL PRINCESS SORORITY, INC." (KTPSConstitution.pdf, 292 Kb)
Kiowa Tribal Princess Sorority Officers (2010-2012)
Thomascina Tsoodle Leader (KTP '80), President
Martha Nell Poolaw (KTP '56), Vice President
Peggy Kyle Tsoodle (KTP '03), Secretary
Marisa Nell Poolaw (KTP '99), Treasurer
Recognized (Paid) Members for 2011-2012
Sharron Ahtone Harjo
Toni Lynn Kaulaity
American Indian Exposition Princesses
1934- Imogene Geikaumah Carter (Kiowa)
1935- Beatrice Ahpeahtone Smith (Kiowa)
1936- Maggie Tohome Wahnee (Kiowa)
1937- Augustine Campbell Barse (Kiowa/Wichita)
1938- Esther Riddles Parker (Comanche)
1939- Madeline Frank Proctor (Caddo)
Kiowa Tribal Princesses
1940- Anna Sue Whitehorse Nimsey
1941- Evalu Ware Russell
1942- Vivian Saunkeah
1943-Merylene Bointy Taptto Spottedhorse
1944-Patsy Toyebo Noel
1946-Dorothy Lyzette Rhoades Farrow
1947-Dorothy Lyzette Rhoades Farrow
1948-Libby Ann Hines Hall
1949-Georgine Ware Hotema
||1950-June Boettger Artichoker
1951-Barbara Pappio Poe
1952-Geraldine Fuller Greeves
1953-Sandra Bear Quoetone
1954-Julian Queton Whorton
1955-Patricia Zotigh Espinoza
1956-Martha Nell Kauley Poolaw
1957-Thomascina Tsoodle Leader
1958-Marion Kaulaity Hansson
|1960-Audrey Palmer Greigo
1961-Velma Domebo Eisenberger
1962-Mary Kodaseet Carter
1963-Tommie Louise Doyebi
1964-Sharron Ahtone Harjo
1966-Lillian Chaino Wetselline
1968-Sharon Kay Tsatoke Gritts
1969-Sharon Kay Tsatoke Gritts
||1970-Mabel Tsoodle Cozad
1971-LaDonna Beaver Sanderville
1972-Johanna Bigbow Tsatoke
1976-Lynette Tsotigh Kaulaity
1977-LouAnn Hall Haddon
1978-Lois Tsatoke Parker
1979-Mari Frances Sahmaunt
|1980-Lois Annette Haumpy Swift
1983-Vivian Ware II
1984-Leslie Dae Tsonetokoy
1985-Kimberly Lynne Clark Toyekoyah
1986-Quinn Cussen Satepauhoodle Proctor
1987-Lori Ann Kaulaity
1989-Stephanie Tah-Bone Hamilton
||1990-Alice Ann Kaulaity Young Bear
1991-Nesha Ann Onco Lozano
1992-Sophia Hovakah Wolf
1993-Amber Catharine Toppah
1994-Sharon Jean Bailey Garcia
1996-DeAndrea Robin Twohatchet Choney
1997-Christian Nichol Poorbuffalo Rogers
1998-Toni Lynn Kaulaity
1999-Marisa Nell Poolaw
2000-Chrystal Janelle Yeahquo Hogan
2001-Angelica Rose Lomavaya
2002-Stephanie Raenell Taylor
2003-Peggy Kyle Tsoodle
2004-Kandyse Denys Gilmore
2006-Casey Patricia Tsoodle
2006-Panzy Flower Paukei
2007-Kiowa Lynn Dupoint
2008-Amie Rae-Dawn Tah-Bone
2010-Ellen Nicole Toyekoyah
2011-Aiden Kamille Cozad
2012-Antonia Maria Belindo
Information is still needed for many of the former princess profiles. For a cut-and-paste form listing information that could be used, click here.
Information Regarding Sorority Shawls
D&D Embroidery has been selected to make the Kiowa Tribal Princess Sorority shawls. D&D will be provided with the list of all the former Kiowa tribal princesses who wish to place an order, and the cost of the lettering and logo placement will be $45.00 for each shawl.
They Kiowa seal will be in the center of the shawl with the sorority name above (block letters) and the name of the princess (script) and years served beneath under the the seal. The shawls will be royal blue gabardine fabric with white fringe, similar to the tribal princess shawls from 1999-2006. D&D prefers that they receive the raw fabric to monogram and then the princesses can have the shawls hemmed and fringed.
D&D Embroidery is located at 120 E Broadway St, Anadarko, OK. Phone: 405-247-9695. The email address is [email protected] for all out of towners/out of staters. You can order by phone, in person or via email. For the people too far out, we can get the fabric after we receive your payment.
Hancock Fabrics in Norman carries Royal Blue gabardine.
Princess Car Tags
Special "Kiowa Princess" vanity licence plates are available through the Kiowa Tribe Tag Office. A A letter verifying good standing signed by the Kiowa Tribal Princess Sorority president must be presented to the Tax Commission to acquire a princess license plate. The current president is Thomascina Tsoodle Leader.
For more information, you may contact the Kiowa Tribe.
Stay in the Loop...
Meeting and event alerts are sent via Facebook group. Search "Kiowa Tribal Princess Sorority" and request to join. Membership is limited strictly to former princesses only. If you require an alternate means of information, contact one of the sorority officers with your name, telephone number, email address, etc.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in various locations, usually in Anadarko. Times and meeting places are announced usually during the week before the meeting occurs.
Yearly dues have been established at $20.00. This fee will go to the general fund, which covers expenses related to the annual luncheon for the newly elected princess, the reception held in honor of the reigning princess during the American Indian Exposition, two gifts/gift packages to the princess (one during her reception, one at her outgoing), and any incidentals (including, but not limited to, gifts for co-hosting duties, expenses associated with Caui Camp, etc).
Contact treasurer Marisa Poolaw at [email protected] for information on paying dues.