The Story of Kyota-The Legend of Spirit Lake
Aubrey Glen Mobley
About the Author:


Aubrey Glen Mobley was born in the northeast corner of the state of Arkansas. When he was five years old he moved to the state of Arizona.

 There he met an Indian boy named Petie Martinez. Although Glen was only in the first grade, he was fascinated by his Indian friend. One day, Glen, went with his mother and father, to the Indian reservation, to meet the real American Indian. They even went to the mountains, where they explored the village of the cliff dwellers; an awesome sight.

 He returned to Arkansas five years later, where he attended Lafe High School. After graduation he went to Flint, Michigan, where he got a job at the Fisher Body plant, later named the Chevrolet Truck and Bus plant. He retired in 1995 and returned to northeast Arkansas, where he purchased the Spirit Lake property.

     The original lake, built by beaver, was destroyed in the 1800’s, when loggers cleared the land of all the trees.

     In 1980, Spirit Lake Development Corporation rebuilt the lake, renaming it Spirit Lake. Reaganomics halted any further development of the property.

     In 1995, Glen learned he had Indian blood. His great grandmother was full-blooded Quapaw Indian. With that knowledge and a story to tell, he began to research his heritage. With the help of Bill Jones, the story has now been told.

                This story is about the Quapaw Indians that lived on Spirit

          Lake in the 1500s.                         


This is the story of a young Quapaw Indian boy who lived in northeast Arkansas, just north of the present day city of Pocahontas, in the year 1541, and how his life was drastically changed by events not of his choosing. How he took on the mighty De Soto and his entire army, as he sought revenge for what De Soto had done to his people. He was the last of his tribe, and he would slay the famous conquistador, De Soto. Kyota was transformed from a young boy, who simply wished to be a great hunter, into a great warrior, and the legend of Spirit Lake.

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