Golden State Gourd Society

Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration

Steve Bohay's maternal grandparents at the Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration, Carnegie Park, Oklahoma, circa 1960's.

President Taft Hainta, (Grandpa), Mrs. Celia Daugomah Auchiah and James Auchiah, (Grandparents).

Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration

President Steve Bohay and his brothers at the Gourd Clan Celebration at Carnegie Park, Ok.

Steve, B.E. Daugomah, Russell Bohay & Thomas Bohay

First President

Howard Yackytooahnipah, Comanche, was the first president of the Golden State Gourd Society.  He was elected in 1971 and served until his tragic death in the Cerritos Plane crash on August 31, 1986.  He perished along with his family, wife Sharon, step-daughters Jennifer and Sandra Starr, Juanita Missy Logan and Freeman Jackson.  He will never be forgotten for his knowledge and love of gourd dancing and the spirit with which he participated.




               Subsequent Presidents:  Steve Bohay, current; Les Hand, 2nd; Randy Edmonds, 3rd



Gourd Society Members

Two long-standing Golden State Gourd Society members Raymond Deer, Kiowa/Creek/Pima & Wesley Sweetwater, Cheyenne were in attendance at the NA Int. Caucus Pow-wow at the University of Redlands.  Raymond was the head gourd dancer and Wesley was out there showing his support.