As a leader of the Ponetaka band, Tosawi engaged in many raids in the American Southwest in the 1860s. When the U.S. Army
retaliated for these depredations in 1867-1868, Tosawi was the first Comanche leader to surrender to the military at Fort
Cobb in the Indian Territory.
When he spoke to General Philip H. Sheridan, saying "Tosawi, good Indian," the general responded with an oft-misquoted statement:
"[T]he only good Indians I ever saw were dead." (Sheridan's infamous reply is often mistakenly restated as "The only good
Indian is a dead Indian.") Tosawi and Ten Bears of the Yamparika band of the Comanches journeyed to Washington D.C., in 1872
along with other tribal leaders seeking peace. From: historical accounts & records
LINK TO BRAVEHORSE WARRIORS VOLUME TWO