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"Satanta Day" is a day-long celebration, held the second Saturday of May each year. The day is packed with activities, including a 2 mile fun run, parade, barbeque, golf tournament, carnival, craft show, car show, all-school reunion and dinner, and dances.

2014 Theme TBA

2013 schedule below. 2014 schedule posted soon!

Early Satanta Day photo by Tom Ungles

How Satanta Day Began

The first Satanta Day was held in October, 1941, to culminate a city-wide beautification program, which was instituted by three Satanta women's clubs. The celebration got into full swing following WWII, when the Chamber of Commerce agreed to sponsor the event and the date was changed to the second weekend of May.

In the 1950's, a rodeo, carnival, and dancing were added, and the event became a two-day celebration known as "Satanta Days." The rodeo was recognized as one of the leading rodeos in southwest Kansas at the time. In the mid-1960's the rodeo was discontinued and the celebration reverted to a one day affair, known as it is today as "Satanta Day."

In keeping with Satanta's Native American heritage, Kiowa Indian Chief Robert Goombi came from Anadarko, Oklahoma in 1959 to conduct a ceremony during which he officially made all Satanta citizens honorary members of the Kiowa Indian tribe.

Chief & Princess Satanta

Former Chief Marc Limon & Princess Heather Figger Each year the Satanta Day parade begins with the installation of the new Chief & Princess Satanta. In full Native American dress, the outgoing Chief surrenders his headdress to the incoming Chief. The tradition of choosing a high school boy and girl to represent Chief Satanta and Princess Satanta began in 1958. These students represent Satanta at many area festivities throughout their year-long rein. Visit the Chief & Princess Satanta page for more information and photos, and a listing of current and former Chiefs and Princesses.

2013 Printable Schedule

2013 Satanta Day Schedule

MAY 10
Bracelet Night
North end of Main Street 7:00 - 11:00pm
"Buster Bledsoe" Fran's Lounge 9:00 - Midnight
Satanta Day Breakfast
Free will donation
United Methodist Church
(everyone welcome!)
6:30 - 8:30am
2 and 5-mile Fun Run High School parking lot Registration 6:45 am
Event begins 7:30 am
Carnival North end of Main Street ALL DAY
Craft Fair Community Building 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children's Races Main street 9:00 am
Pre-Parade Entertainment Main street 10:00 am
Installation of Chief and Princess Satanta Main street in front of
Announcers' Stand
10:25 am
Parade begins Main Street 10:30 am
Lions Club Turtle Race Main Street Following parade
Open House Legacy Suites 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Barbeque Apache Park 11:30 am
Merchant Drawings
Win free stuff!
Tickets ~ $1 donation
Apache Park Noon
Tipi Open with historical displays Tipi Park Noon - 4:00 pm
Children's Games Apache Park 2:00 pm
Annual Alumni Reunion
Meal:$15 (RSVP before April 30)
$17 at the door

For more info:
SHS Alumni Reunion Website
SHS Alumni Assoc. on facebook
High School 2:00 - 4:00 pm -- Reception
6:00pm -- Meeting & Dinner
Swingin' Saints Jazz Band H.S. Auditorium 7:30 pm
"Buster Bledsoe" Fran's Lounge 9:00 - Midnight

Photos of past Satanta Days

Centera Bank Lawn Chair Brigade
Centera Bank Lawn Chair Brigade Centera Bank Lawn Chair Brigade
Centera Bank Lawn Chair Brigade
Descendants of Chief Satanta
Descendants of Chief Satanta of the Kiowa Indian tribe lead the parade with Satanta's Chief and Princess.
Senator Steve Morris
Senator Steve Morris
Former Mayor Rick Lambert, wife Nancy & his HAWG
Former Mayor Rick Lambert and his wife Nancy

Former Chief & Princesses float
Former Chiefs & Princesses
YO Club Float
Yo Club Float 2011
Cloverleaf 4-H Float
Cloverleaf 4-H Club 2001
Yo Club Float
Yo Club Float 2002
United Methodist Church float
United Methodist Church Float

Other Entries
Army Reserves
Army Reserves carry Old Glory
Old John Deere Tractor
Antique John Deere Tractor


"SATANTA ~ Chief of the Southwest"

Satanta Chamber of Commerce   satantachamber@gmail.com
(620) 649-3602 / P.O. Box 98 / Satanta, KS 67870-0098

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