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The top ten warriors of the honored society of Kiowa warriors was the ‘Koitsenko’ or great warriors. To distinguish themselves, the Koitsenko wore red sashes and carried sacred spears. These sashes allowed the warriors to anchor each other down during battle. The Kiowa red guard dance with a red sash is used to honor previous Kiowa warriors.