1828 Pipe Dance Summer
This scene shows an adoption ceremony in which the Wichita tribe adopted the son of Wolf Teat. Ceremonial adoptions of adults was a way to establish formal bonds of friendship between tribes or communities.
1829 Buffalo Hide Summer
The buffalo robe represents the name of the location where the Kado was held that summer. An area near Fort Elliott in Texas called Ka-tode-a Pa Gado,
1830 Dry Creek Summer
This year the Kado was held at Sand Creek of Colorado, a northern tributary of the Arkansas River, notable as the site of a Cheyenne camp that was massacred by Col. Chivington and a troop of Colorado volunteers in 1864.