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).
President Steve Bohay and his brothers at the Gourd Clan Celebration at Carnegie Park, Ok.
Steve, B.E. Daugomah, Russell Bohay & Thomas Bohay
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