BEN OOFANA (Kiowa) Longhorn Mountain (www.facebook.com/SaveLonghornMountain) has tremendous spiritual significance and is considered to be the most sacred of all sites by the Kiowa people of Oklahoma. Longhorn Mountain is used by the Kiowa, Comanche, Apache and other surrounding Plains Indian tribes for prayer, the vision quest and events of other religious significance. Native people also go to pray for their families in times of illness and death. Native people fast for four days and nights upon Longhorn. Longhorn Mountain is one of the very few sacred sites located in the state of Oklahoma where Native Americans go to do the vision quest.
Longhorn Mountain is currently facing a serious threat. The farmers that currently own the western half of the mountain have leased the land to Stewart Stone of Cushing Oklahoma, a rock crushing company that would strip mine the Kiowa tribe’s sacred Longhorn Mountain turning it into the gravel that is used to pave our highways. The destruction of Longhorn Mountain would be a tragic loss and an act of cultural genocide perpetrated against the Kiowa people and all traditional Native Americans.
The destruction of Longhorn Mountain would be a tremendous historical loss for the state of Oklahoma. And it would be an especially devastating loss to the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache and traditional native people from other tribes that hold Longhorn Mountain sacred. Please help us to protect Longhorn Mountain. Tell the Oklahoma State and Federal Government to protect Longhorn Mountain by recognizing it as a historical and Native American sacred site.
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