Comanche - Comanches and Utes Camp
Once there was a bunch of Comanches out looking for trouble. They came upon a bunch of Utes and started a fight. There was a captive Ute woman with the Comanches whose son was a Comanche Warrior. Because she got scared for her son's safety, she rode out between the fighters, holding up her hands and calling for them to stop. I am on both sides," she cried. "I am a Ute. My son is a Comanche. I don't want my kins people to be killing each other."
One of the Ute chiefs rode up to her. The woman held out her hand, but the Ute chief would not accept it. He said, "No, not until I know if your chiefs have sent you," Then her son, who was a war chief, rode up. He was willing that they should stop fighting. And so a truce was made. The two bands went into camp, the Utes on one side of a hill, the Comanches on the other.
Some Comanche hunters returning to their camp did not know about the truce. They came upon a Ute, whom they killed and scalped. Then they went right on into the Ute camp by mistake, singing the Victory Song and carrying his scalp. The chief of the Utes calmed his people. "This is a mistake," he told them. "It is all right, We are at peace, We shall not get mad about this thing."
So the Comanche hunters went back and found their own camp. When he heard the news, a Comanche chief went over to see the Utes. "This was a mistake," he told them. "However, it is not necessary to do anything about it. One of our men was killed in that battle we were having. Things are now even. The Utes agreed.
The next day a council of ten Ute chiefs came to the Commence camp to visit the Ute woman, and they found that she was a sister to one of them. They took her and her family back to the Ute camp to visit her parents, who were still living. There they gave her a special tipi with an antelope skin tied to a pole as a special sign.
At the end of four days, the Tues said, "Four days are now up. Now we shall separate." The Tues wanted the Ute woman's son to stay with them. At first he refused, staying alone when the camps moved, to decide what to do.
Finally, he took the Ute trail. He came to the Ute camp and asked for their chief. The chief invited him to dismount, and told his wife to serve him a supper. The Commence captive, his mother was sent for to interpret. He told the chief of his desire to become a Ute. This chief replied, "All right, you can be my son, but these Tues are bad. They might kill you sometime."
The Ute chief made him his son, and he named him Wasp. After a Little while the chief gave him a packhorse and sent him back to the Comanches. Our people re-named him Ten Bears.