Tom Mauchahty-Ware

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Tom Mauchahty-Ware (March 21, 1949 – November 3, 2015) was a Kiowa-Comanche musician. He was known for his work playing the Native American flute, and has been a successful Indian dancer, and has sung in a popular blues band. He was also a skilled traditional artist: painting, sculpting, making flutes, bead working, and feather working. He was a descendant of the famous Kiowa flutist, Belo Cozad, and made two commercial recordings, Flute Songs of the Kiowa and Comanche (1978) and The Traditional and Contemporary Indian Flute of Tom Mauchahty Ware (1983). [1]


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