Mukwoorʉ (based on Comanche mukua "spirit") (Spirit Talker) (Death March 19, 1840) was a 19th-century Penateka Comanche Chief and medicine man in Central Texas. His nephews were the two cousins Buffalo Hump and Yellow Wolf, both very important Penateka war chiefs during the decades 1840' - 1850'.
|Died||March 19, 1840|
San Antonio, Texas
|Occupation||Chief in Central Texas|
An important leader since the beginning of the 1820s, in 1838 he went to Houston, where he, Amorous Man (Pahayoko), Old Owl (Mupitsukupʉ), and Buffalo Hump (Potsʉnakwahipʉ) met President Sam Houston and signed with him a treaty. His village along the San Saba River was attacked in February 1839 by a detachment of Texas Rangers and their Tonkawa and Lipan auxiliaries, led by Col. Jhon H. Moore. Most of the casualties were women and children. Mukwoorʉ was the Comanche Chief who was chosen to represent the Penateka and Comanche in 1840. They had agreed to gather in San Antonio, Texas to try to make peace with the Texans. However, he was killed during the meeting in the Council House Fight.
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