Nannie and Clayton wanted Gurth to drive them to nearby Indiahoma to visit the Apache Chevato (Comanche name Chebahtah, 1852-1931), from whom they had leased land when they first came to Oklahoma from Texas in 1901. Chevato is famous for being the Apache who took Herman Lehmann (1859-1932) captive in the Fredericksburg, Texas, area in 1870. Chevato later joined with the Comanche and became a bodyguard for Quanah Parker (c1852-1911, the son of another famous Indian captive, Cynthia Ann Parker, c1827-1870).
Tom recorded many stories about Chevato from his grandfather Clayton, but the following is my favorite:
Chevato's wife [Pi-he, the daughter of a cousin of Quanah Parker] had a son [Thomas David Chebahtah, January 1902-1968] before my Dad [Gurth] was born in March . He was proud of his son, and offered Grandpa [Clayton] two ponies for my dad, saying, "Then I have two boys." Grandpa told Chevato he would give him two ponies for his son, and then Clayton would have two boys. Old Chevato ended the conversation -- Grandpa thought that was the only way to get Chevato to forget about trading.© Amanda Pape - 2010