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SEPTEMBER 2014

Comanche Nation Fair

Event brings the crowds to Lawton FEATURES: Artist Jerry Haney Tradition Keeper Noah Beaver Standing Bear Powwow UKB Celebration

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Contents: ON OUR COVER | CHAMPION FANCY DANCER SPIKE DRAPER, DINÉ | PHOTO BY LISA SNELL

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WOODCARVER Self-taught carver Jerry Haney enjoys his hobby

8 WIT & WISDOM UKB elder Sammy Still shares a story 10 SPECIAL EVENT Gilcrease celebrates opening

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STANDING BEAR Powwow in Ponca City

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UKB CELEBRATION Parade, games, food

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TRADITION KEEPER



Muscogee youth carries on making shell shakers

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COMANCHE FAIR



Lawton is the place to be Sept. 26-28

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EVENTS CALENDAR GAMING CENTERS ATTRACTIONS LODGING TRIBAL DIRECTORY

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Jerry Haney, Seminole/Muscogee Creek, shows his carvings, including this alabaster buffalo, during the 2013 Cherokee Art Market held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa. Photos by Lisa Snell

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Jerry Haney: Self-taught carver enjoying hobby, success after years of tribal service By DANA ATTOCKNIE | Comanche SHAWNEE, Okla. - Jerry Haney is creating art that is to die for. “I started making caskets,” Haney, Seminole and Muscogee Creek, said. “I’m not full time at that, but … I was able to make a cedar casket. I put Native American lining in it. It’s really beautiful and I donated it to my church … ” Haney said he doesn’t know if he wants to start a career out of making caskets, but he is grateful to have gifted abilities in art. Some of his creations include wood carvings, stone carvings, wall art, and flutes. “Everything I do is self-taught,” Haney, 79, said. “I learned the hard way, just by doing it.” He began woodcarving after a career with the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, where he served as principal chief from 1989 to 2003. He said he wanted to do something that no one else was really doing at the time, and that was woodcarving. He said he didn’t know anything about woodcarving, but found it interesting to learn about the different textures of hard woods and soft woods. Most of his subjects are Native American related, he said. “My first piece of artwork was in walnut, because I really didn’t know what I was doing; what I was getting into,” he said. “So I got a piece of walnut and I found out this is a piece of hard wood, but when I finally finished it, it was one of my good works, because I took my time at it and it was a sculpture of my father.” He entered the sculpture of the late Willie Haney into the Five Civilized Tribes Museum’s art show in Muskogee, where everything that’s entered also has to be for sale. It was his first art show and he didn’t want to sell the bust of his father, so he priced it at $1,500, thinking no one would pay that much for it because “it wouldn’t mean nothing to no one but me and maybe my family.” He said it was one of a kind and couldn’t be duplicated.

“Well, needless to say … that’s the only thing that sold,” Haney said. “I hope the people that got it, I hope they enjoy it.” His father also served as principal chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. He appointed by former president Franklin D. Roosevelt. His father was full blood Seminole and his mother, Winey, was half Seminole and half Creek. He had six siblings, all of whom have passed away. His nephew, Enoch Kelly Haney, a world-renowned artist, has also served as principal chief of the Seminole Nation. Haney also credits his brother Woodrow as one of his artistic influences. “He was well known for his flute making, so I started making flutes,” Haney said. “But I tell people, the first thing I am is a wood carver, then I’m a flute maker.” When he first started woodcarving, Haney said he used knives, but after cutting himself he began to gather power tools, a little at a time. “I even got chainsaws so I could cut a tree,” Haney said. “I think the biggest change was learning what I needed to do to get things done the way I wanted it to appear. I’ve done carvings from little things you can sit on your desk to carvings that you have to have a forklift to pick it up with.” A huge project Haney worked on was called Horses in the City. The City of Shawnee began the project in 2008, in order to promote public art, civic pride and help local charities. Local artists applied for the opportunity to paint a life-size fiberglass horse. “When I went there, I told them if you wanted a horse from me, you’d have to accept an Indian horse. That was the kind of horse I wanted to paint,” Haney said. “So I took some of the samples of my artwork; the kind of horses I was talking about.” He was selected to paint five horses and one buffalo. The statues are spread throughout the city. It’s a project he said he really enjoyed working on. Another thing Haney enjoys is music.

When he’s working in his studio, he loves listening to the radio. “Oh, I have music going all the time. That’s one thing that keeps me going. I have to have a little noise besides the power tools,” Haney said. “It’s really a relief to go out and do some work. It’s not anything I’d like to do for a living, it’s a hobby that’s almost turned into a business. So, I have to really be careful of the orders that I do take, so I don’t have to get to where I call it work. Right now, I’m enjoying it as a hobby.” He’s created a buffalo out of alabaster, walking sticks/canes, painted feathers, and carvings representing some of the Seminole clans. People have told him that he’s selling his artwork too cheap, but Haney said, “The fact is that I don’t have to do it for a living. It’s a hobby with me, it’s certainly not work … If somebody really wants it, then I really want them to have it.” His advice to young artists is to create their artwork the same way he does - as an enjoyable recreation. “You fulfill all your obligations and you can do it as a pastime, a hobby to supplement your income,” Haney said. “I wouldn’t advise anybody to quit their job to do woodcarving. You may not get enough to eat that way.” Haney not only fulfilled an obligation to his tribe as principal chief, but also to his country as a member of the Armed Forces. He joined the Army in 1954, and eventually became part of the Special Forces Green Berets. He retired as a Master Sergeant. He also worked at Tinker Air Force Base as a graphic illustrator in the sign shop, where he drew artwork and painted signs before moving up to a management position. He retired from there on the last day of 1988, and in 1989 is when he was elected principal chief. As a child, he attended a little country school called Haney school, then “at the ripe ‘ol age of 5 or 6” he was sent to the Euchee Boarding School in Sapulpa. He said his mother thinks he was sent there because he didn’t speak English. When

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He’s created a buffalo out of alabaster, walking sticks/canes, painted feathers, and carvings representing some of the Seminole clans. People have told him that he’s selling his artwork too cheap, but Haney said, “The fact is that I don’t have to do it for a living. It’s a hobby with me, it’s certainly not work … If somebody really wants it, then I really want them to have it.” young boy and leaving for church with his family on a Friday by horse drawn wagon. They, along with other families, would stay at one of the 15 camp houses until Sunday. His nephew, Rick Deer, is the pastor there now and is appreciative of the donation from Haney.

the school closed, he attended Jones Academy in southeast Oklahoma until junior high when he moved back home to Shawnee. Up until then, he said he had never really been around non-Indians. While in junior high school, Haney met his future wife Barbara. He said they “went together” for a couple of years, then were married in 1956. They’re still together today, 58 years later. They have four kids, two girls and two boys; ten grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. He’ll turn 80 years old on Dec. 31, he said. His family has a long history with the Hitchitee Methodist Church, which is where he donated the cedar casket he created. He remembers being a

“I wouldn’t advise anybody to quit their job to do woodcarving. You may not get enough to eat that way.” – Jerry Haney Jerry Haney began woodcarving after a career with the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, where he served as principal chief from 1989 to 2003. He said he wanted to do something that no one else was really doing at the time, and that was woodcarving. He said he didn’t know anything about woodcarving, but found it interesting to learn about the different textures of hard woods and soft woods. Most of his subjects are Native American related. Left, a representation of the Seminole Bear Clan; Right, a flute, Alligator Clan carving and a carved feather.

Deer said he’s watched his uncle grow from being somewhat reserved and shy to stepping outside of his comfort zone. He said a lot of that change depends on a person’s background and where they come from. “He’s a humble man,” Deer said of his uncle. “He just takes you for who you are ... He’s a very honest man, he really is. There’s not too many men left of his caliber in this world.”

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Jerry Haney often carves representations of the Seminole Clans, such as this Alligator Clan piece he displayed at the Cherokee Art Market last year.

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Wit & Wisdom:

Footprints By SAMMY STILL

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee

I’ve heard the old saying, “Footprints of our Elders”, where I heard this I can’t say, but just exactly what does that mean? “Footprints of our Elders,” I suppose there are so many ways you can interpret this saying. Then one day I finally realized what this saying meant to me. I was driving back to work one afternoon from a rural school in Adair County where I presented a culture presentation and storytelling. I took a shortcut through an area my family and I visited many times when visiting my relatives. I always tell people when they ask me where I was born, I always tell them, I was born in Claremore, lived in Tahlequah and raised in Stilwell. I usually get a few laughs from the comment, but in a way it is true, I feel as though I was raised in the Stilwell area, my family would always travel to Stilwell almost every weekend to visit my uncles, aunts and cousins. I spent a lot of my young years spending time with my cousins. But as I traveled across the area I glanced over to the open field, my cousin’s old home and the old bridge, now replaced with a new one, where my cousin and I used to play. He’s deceased now, but I still remember the good times we spent on Saturday afternoons and the wonderful evenings our families shared together. Then it dawned on me about the footprints, the many times my cousin and I ran up and down that open field flying homemade kites, playing ball, and hitting golf balls with a couple of clubs a man gave us after cleaning out his garage. I remembered how we played Cowboys and Indians and how we would build our makeshift fort under the old bridge, use small broken tree limbs for guns and bows; those were the good times. As I traveled past our old stomping grounds, I thought of all the footprints that were left in that field, how they reminded me of the good times we shared, the sad times

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when we would sit in the middle of the field and grieve for the loss of a family member or a friend. Footprints, yes, now I understand. It’s a legacy left by people who made a difference in your life. Now I truly understand. Sure there are great people who have left footprints in life, famous people such as Lincoln, Washington, Sequoyah, and so

Footprints, yes, now I understand. It’s a legacy left by people who made a difference in your life. – Sammy Still many more. The footprints I remember the best is of an elder Eastern Band Cherokee who I met several years ago in the Great Smoky Mountains. He was a quiet Cherokee man, who spoke only in his native language, who lived among his people; he carried his old worn body with pride and honor and dedicated his life to his creator. An artisan, storyteller and a statesman to his people, this Cherokee elder was Posey Long. He is long deceased now, but still lives in my memory. My friends and I talked with him, he revisited old stories with us and he also told us that he was a wood carver and that he carved wooden handles for his wife’s baskets. He took us to his workshop; it was an old log

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house his family once lived in before he received his new Indian home. There was an old stone fireplace in the old living room blackened from use, and an old 1950s radio with a huge round dial on front with huge numbers used to tune in to stations sitting on the mantle. Sitting in the corner were mason jars filled with canned beets, green beans and other food items. It reminded me of how families used to live many years ago. I was so amazed at the interior of the old log home that I asked Posey Long if I could take a photo of the corner of his workshop, he nodded to me and said, “tsu-sv-he-li-svlv” meaning, ‘just do it when you feel like it’. I asked his permission to take his photo as well, but he refused, he said, “you don’t need a photo of me,” and began laughing. He sat down to the side on his old oak weaved chair, his right arm over the back of the chair, his old strong hands on top of each other looking at me as I began snapping photos of his fireplace. I opened my lens to the wide angle position and included him into the photo. I snapped the camera and took a picture of him staring at me with the blackened fireplace, old radio and canned food in the back ground. It was the most cherished photo I had ever taken. A photo I will always cherish. But I think of the footprints he left during his travels up those steep mountain sides gathering wood to carve his wooden handles. The footprints he left over the many years of his life as he traveled throughout his community and homeland. Today when I look at that open field my cousin and I once played in, I now see large footprints left by my cousin and think of his laughter, tears and precious moments we shared on those long ago Saturday afternoons. This is his legacy that he left for me, maybe its time for me to sit in the middle of that open field, as one, and finally grieve for the loss of a good friend, and remember our good times together.

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Visit Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum for programs exploring the use of tattoos among Native Americans, the evolution of coffee and the history of chocolate. More information can be found online at www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu/helmerich

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anthropologist, has spent more than 20 years documenting foods and lifeways of Native American tribes from the Southwest. There are about 20 speakers slated for both Saturday and Sunday. Children will enjoy story time with Dorothy Patent, author of The Horse and the Plains Indians; American Girl Doll bingo and story times; a plethora of “make and take” art activities, and much more. Kricket Rhoads (Kiowa), Kevin Connywerdy (Kiowa/Comanche), and John Hamilton (Kiowa) will kick off the musical entertainment on Saturday morning with a Native American program of music, fancy and shawl dances, and cultural interpretation. A

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Standing Bear Powwow September 26-27

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By LENZY KREHBIEL-BURTON | Cherokee PONCA CITY – Plans are coming together for the 19th annual Standing Bear powwow. Scheduled for Sept. 26-27 at Standing Bear park and museum off of U.S. Highway 177 on Ponca City’s south side, the annual powwow honors 19th century Ponca chief Standing Bear, whose fight to return home set a legal precedent that still impacts Indian Country. In 1879, Standing Bear successfully argued before an Omaha-based federal judge that Native Americans – who at the time were not U.S. citizens – were people under the law and entitled to the right of habeas corpus. Standing Bear and 65 of his followers were arrested for returning to Nebraska to bury the chief ’s son along the banks of the Niobrara River after the tribe’s forced removal to northern Oklahoma. This year marks the 135th anniversary of landmark ruling. Coordinated by the Standing Bear Foundation, the powwow is officially hosted by the six tribes that claim at least part of Ponca City in their jurisdictional area: Kaw, Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Pawnee, Ponca and Tonkawa. On average, more than 3,000 people flock to the 63-acre Ponca City park during the two-day event for dancing, food and crafts. Gourd dancing is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. Grand entry each evening is at 7 p.m., with a free traditional meal served at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday night also features the coronation of the 2014-2015 Standing Bear powwow princess, plus the contests for Tiny Tots, Juniors, Teens and Golden Age. Adult contests are Saturday night. Potential vendors are asked to call the Standing Bear Museum and Cultural Center at 580-762-1514. Admission and parking are free.

Standing Bear Powwow Staff MC: Tim Tallchief Head singer: Henry Collins Head man dancer: Beaushee Wildcat Head lady dancer: Josephine Horse Chief Arena director: Joseph Jones, TBA Water carrier: Patrick Warrior Head gourd dance group: Ponca Gourd Dance Society Color guard: American Legion Buffalo Post 38 2013-2014 princess: Casey Horneck 2014 princess announced on Friday night

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Ashlea S. Mounce, left, was crowned 2014-2015 Miss Keetoowah Cherokee at the 11th Annual Miss Keetoowah Cherokee pageant. Raelie Grayson, right, was crowned 2014-2015 Junior Miss Keetoowah Cherokee. Photo by Sammy Still

Annual Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration Holiday includes traditional games, food, crafts

By MARILYN CRAIG United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Media Release TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The 64th Annual Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration begins Friday, September 12 with a stomp dance at dusk. On Saturday, September 13, there will be a kid’s fishing derby, dignitary breakfast, parade, state of the nation ceremony, hog fry, gospel singing children’s activities, turtle races, make and take crafts along with crafts and food vendors. There will also be a traditional games including a cornstalk shoot,

blowgun shoot, marbles exhibition, and stickball exhibition. A special highlight this year is a tent which features the UKB Tradition Keepers, who will demonstrate and sell their crafts. There will also be a health information tent and health screenings provided by a group of nurses from Florida Atlantic University. The theme for the 64th Annual Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration is “We Shall Never Give Up Keetoowah, until all of us join hands and fall to the ground (until we all die).” This is more than a theme, it has been a way of life for the Keetoowah people

since time immemorial. Given the trials and challenges to the tribe even to this day, it is as meaningful as ever. The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is a tribe steeped in tradition, and one that is committed in preserving the history, culture and language of its people. What is most important to the attendees of the celebration is not the events, the food or the games. People come to have fellowship and to be together as a tribe. For more information on the Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration, call 918-431-1818 or 918-456-6533.

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KEETOOWAH CELEBRATION SCHEDULE All events except the parade will be held at the Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration Grounds, located off West Willis Road, Tahlequah. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 9:00 PM: Stomp Dance SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 7:30 AM Kid’s Fishing Derby at the pond 7:30 AM: Chief’s Dignitary Breakfast 10 AM: Parade – Downtown Tahlequah 10 AM-5 PM: Arts and Crafts, Food Vendors 10 AM: Cornstalk Shoot 10 AM: Blowgun Shoot 11 AM: Children’s Activities 11:45: AM State of the Nation Address by Chief George Wickliffe Introduction of Council, Guests, Miss and Junior Miss Keetoowah Cherokee, and Tradition Keepers Noon - 5 PM: Health Information Booths and Health Screenings 1 PM: Traditional Indian Meal 1 PM: Marbles 1- 4 PM: Make & Take Crafts 1- 4 PM: Cultural Demonstrations by UKB Tradition Keepers 2 PM: Children’s Turtle Races 3 - 5 PM: Gospel Singing 4 PM: Stickball Demonstration For more information: 918-431-1818 or 918-456-6533

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Youth carries on shell shaker tradition By Chelsie Rich Muscogee Nation News Project Specialist OKMULGEE, Okla. – Muscogee (Creek) citizen Noah Beaver made his first pair of turtle shell shakers to be used at traditional stompdances. A stompdance is a ceremony where family and friends gather to take part in a dance that has religious and social significance. These shells are worn on the legs of women to maintain rhythm during stompdance songs. “I think about how it used to be using the turtles. Knowing that the elders that used to make these are getting sick. They’re passing on and nobody’s learning how to make turtles,” Beaver said. Beaver’s great-grandmother inspired him to learn how to make shells. She told him stories about how to

make them but he was never shown the method. “She told me but I basically had to figure it out by myself,” Beaver said. Beaver spotted turtles in the road while driving around the Okmulgee Lake in the mornings on his way to work this summer and decided that he would start collecting them to make shells. He cleaned each turtle out after he got home from work and set the shells out to dry. “It takes about an hour a turtle and takes three, four days to dry,” Beaver said. When the turtles are dry, Beaver drills holes in them and places small, smooth river rocks into the shell; then closes the shell shut with wire. Once enough turtles are collected, Beaver laces them all together and attaches them to the cut off top of a

boot. All the turtles that were collected to make the shells were female. “Females somehow make a louder noise,” Beaver said. Beaver invested plenty of time into the turtle shell shakers. “From the first turtle to finishing it, it took all summer since it was my first time making them,” Beaver said. Beaver plans to continue making shells and has already started working on his second pair for a young girl. Beaver is a 17-year-old junior at Okemah High School and a member of the Skunk Clan and Nuyaka Ceremonial Ground. – Reprinted with kind permission of Muscogee Nation News, http://www. muscogeenation-nsn.gov/Pages/MNN/ MNN.html

Muscogee (Creek) Citizen Noah Beaver makes his first pair of turtle shell shakers to be used at traditional stompdances. Photo courtesy Mvskoke Nation News

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Comanche Nation Fair Sept. 26-28 JOLENE SCHONCHIN Comanche The 23rd Annual Comanche Nation Fair, held at the headquarters of the Comanche Nation in Lawton, Okla. is not only a celebration of the culture of the proud Numunu people, but an opportunity for the tribe to give back to the local communities through an array of free events for all to enjoy. Employees of the Comanche Nation donate their weekend to run the fair and all its events, and as the years go by, it is only getting bigger and better. This year’s theme is “Voices in the Wind” to honor the 22 Comanche Code Talkers of the two World Wars. There are activities for all age groups and interests. This year’s fair will be Sept. 26-28, 2013, with some events taking place before the weekend to kick off the celebration. Campers can set up and register for food rations on the morning of the Sept. 24. Runners from all over are invited to participate in the Warrior Run Sept. 25, where each one will take turns running one-mile increments from the tribe’s community centers in Apache, Okla., Walters, Okla., and Cache, Okla. to the tribal complex to bring awareness to diabetes and choosing a healthy lifestyle. Traditional Comanche Church hymns will be sung the evening of Sept. 25 at the tribal headquarters. For sports enthusiasts, a line-up of free tournaments fill the weekend,

beginning with a Softball Tournament Sept. 26, a One-Mile Fun Run and 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, both beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 27. A Horse Shoe Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 27 and the Bull Buck Out invites brave participants to enter the Ring of Fear and other events, which also begins at 1 p.m. A Cedar Blessing and Spirit Walk starts the day at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28, and the finals of the Softball Competition will begin that afternoon. Art lovers will have an opportunity to visit the Comanche Nation Art Gallery at the Education Building to view unique displays of art created by members of the tribe. A Quilt Show will also display beautifully designed blankets hand made by local seamstresses. Children will also have a fun time all weekend by riding all carnival rides free of charge, and at 4 p.m. Sept. 27, special Children’s Activities will take place, where they will learn about Stranger Danger from the Comanche Nation Law Enforcement and play many games, as well as other activities geared toward the youth. The Comanche Nation Fair Powwow will also be held all weekend. Bring your own chairs and witness the many different songs and dances of the Comanche people. With such a full schedule in such a short time, many wonder how the Comanche Nation Fair began. How the fair began is best told by its originator, Chairman of the

Comanche Nation, Wallace Coffey: “I became chairman in 1991 and I moved home from Denver, Colorado to assume the post. The beginning of my term I realized there was a low self-esteem amongst our people. It was evident; people were discouraged with regard to unemployment and their well-being. According to our Comanche Constitution, we must improve the environment, the health, the overall well-being of our people. After praying about it for a period of time, the Comanche Fair came to me. I asked my mother, who was living at the time, if she would like to go back to Craterville Park. She said that would be wonderful. I remember being there when I was a kid,” said Coffey. The Comanche Nation Fair was held in Craterville Park, on the Ft. Sill Military Base, which is a historical site for members of the Comanche Nation. After Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist attacks, the fair was moved to the Comanche Nation Headquarters, where it is held annually. “It didn’t think it would ever be this big. It has come to the point where it has really outdone itself. I think the Comanche people needed it at the time, and they are the ones who I remember; many specials taking place at the fair, many dances,” added Coffey.

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NatiVE EVENTS CALENDAR Powwow dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please call ahead or check online in advance before making travel plans. See www.nativeoklahoma. us for more listings and updates through the season. EVERY TUESDAY A Taste of Native Oklahoma Lunches. 11 am-2 pm. Featuring Indian Tacos & More. Jacobson House Native Art Center, 609 Chautauqua Ave., Norman EVERY WEDNESDAY Every Wednesday: Powwow Singing & Drumming, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Hosted by OU SNAG. Jacobson House Native Art Center, 609 Chautauqua Ave., Norman EVERY 1st FRIDAY: Indian Taco Sales – from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Angie Smith Memorial UMC, 400 S. W. 31st Street, Oklahoma City Flute circle, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Jacobson House Native Art Center, 609 Chautauqua Ave., Norman EVERY 2nd SATURDAY Indian Taco Sales - from 11-2:30pm at OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance, 5320 S. Youngs Blvd, Oklahoma City www.okchoctaws.org EVERY 3rd SATURDAY: All you can Eat Breakfast SALE – from 8- to 11:00 am at Angie Smith Memorial UMC, 400 S.W. 31st Street, Oklahoma City SEPTEMBER 6 Join us for a weekend filled with unique activities and free entertainment as we celebrate the opening of the Helmerich Center for American Research and rediscover the treasure that is Gilcrease Museum.

Two days of events and experiences that speak to every walk of life are open to the public. From Oklahoma’s dinosaurs to Hollywood’s Rawhide, we’re sure you’ll find something to unlock your inner explorer. 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa. More info call 918-596-2700. SEPTEMBER 12-13 Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration, Keetoowah Tribal Grounds, Tahlequah. Enjoy traditional American Indian crafts, games, Native American dancing and a parade. Call 918-431-1818 to confirm dates. SEPTEMBER 12-14 Wyandotte Powwow. Witness traditions come to life at the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Powwow, a tribal celebration featuring a variety of dance contests. Watch as all ages, dressed in traditional regalia, compete for cash prizes in categories including women’s buckskin, cloth, fancy shawl and jingle dress, and men’s grass dance, traditional, straight and fancy dance. The Wyandotte Nation Tribal Powwow will also feature Grandparent’s Day events and activities for the entire family. Wyandotte Nation Tribal Grounds, E Hwy 60, Wyandotte. Phone: 918-678-2297 SEPTEMBER 13 Circle of Nations Youth Leadership Conference at Arrow Heights Baptist Church, 3201 S Elm Place, Broken Arrow. Free for youth of all nations. For more information see www.circleofnations.net or call Theresa Hinman 918-724-1952. SEPTEMBER 18-21 Oklahoma Indian Summer event featuring live art by Bunky EchoHawk, a performance by Native

rapper SupaMan, concert by opening band Indigenous and music from DJ Olywurld - plus food, arts & crafts and a powwow. For more information, contact Lori Pannell at 918-397-2125 or [email protected] SEPTEMBER 19-21 Seminole Nation Days. Head to the 46th annual Seminole Nation Days for a weekend of family fun. This event kicks off on Friday morning with the Seminole Nation Cultural Fair. Watch live demonstrations of Seminole ceremonies and traditions, and sample traditional foods. Browse arts and crafts, then admire the customary clothing of the Seminole tribe on display. The celebration of Seminole culture continues on Friday with an intertribal stomp dance in the evening, featuring the Buffalo Dance. Witness as dancers in beautiful regalia showcase elaborate dance steps to powerful drumbeats. Mekusukey Mission, SW of City, Seminole. Phone: 405382-1010 SEPTEMBER 20-21 Medicine Park Flute Festival. The Medicine Park Flute Festival is a two-day event held to celebrate Native American flute music. On Saturday from 8am-5pm, check out the works of talented local and regional artists in a juried art show. Throughout the weekend, enjoy live performances by flute players, browse arts and crafts vendor booths and handmade instruments on display, and spend some time exploring Medicine Park. 148 E Lake Dr. Medicine Park SEPTEMBER 21 The 15th Annual Shoshone Reunion Reception will be held by the Comanche Nation National Museum and Cultural Center

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Visit the 9th Annual Cherokee Art Market on October 11-12, the premier Native American art show in Oklahoma. Featuring 150 artists from more than 50 tribes, visitors and art collectors can expect to see the best in Native American art at the Cherokee Art Market. Meet award-winning artists and enjoy cultural demonstrations during this two day event. Located at the Sequoyah Convention Center inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit CherokeeArtMarket.com or call 877-779-6977. located at 701 NW Farris Ave. in Lawton, Oklahoma. This event will take place Sunday September 21, 2014 from 6-8 pm. SEPTEMBER 26-27 Standing Bear Powwow. The Standing Bear Powwow is hosted by the six northcentral tribes of Oklahoma. It features inter-tribal dancing, exhibition dancing, contest dancing, tiny tot contests and the crowning of the Standing Bear Princess. Visitors will also find a variety of arts and craft vendors, along with

a wide variety of food vendors. 601 Standing Bear Pkwy, Ponca City. Phone: 580-762-1514 or 580-762-3148. SEPTEMBER 26-28 Comanche Nation Fair. The Comanche Nation Fair in Lawton is the largest event of the Comanche Nation and features a powwow, parade, rodeo, free concert, games and an art show. Other activities include basketball and softball tournaments, a horseshoe tournament, quilt show, teen dance, fun run and spirit walk. Arts and craft vendors from around

the country will be present, as well as a variety of food vendors. A children’s carnival featuring free rides will also be on-site. Comanche Nation Complex, 584 NW Bingo Rd, Lawton.Phone: 580-4923240 Toll Free: 877-492-4988. SEPTEMBER 27 Tulsa State Fair Intertribal Powwow, Tulsa Fairgrounds Central Park Lawn - featuring exhibition dances, social dances and ceremonial dances. Cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division of contest dancing! Contestants must be registered by 6pm

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and participate in the parade in. More information call 918-7586599 - or see ad in this issue. OCTOBER 3-5 Kaw Nation Powwow. Come out to experience the Kaw Nation Powwow and enjoy dance contests, exhibitions and audience participation for all ages. Various members of the Kaw Nation will descend upon Kaw City in full regalia on Friday night and Saturday to compete in numerous traditional dance contests such as fancy dancing. A traditional Native American supper will be served at 5pm Saturday and everyone is invited to attend. Visitors to the Kaw Nation Powwow will also enjoy an extensive selection of food and craft vendors. This event is free and open to the public. Washunga Bay Powwow Grounds, 12613 E Furguson Ave, Kaw City. Phone: 580-269-2552 Toll Free: 866-4045297 OCTOBER 3-5 Miami NOW (Native Oklahoma Weekend) at Miami Fairgrounds, Miami. American Indian food cook-offs, dance exhibitions and storytelling, an open drum and dance arena, arts and craft shows, American Indian artwork on display and more. 918-542-4481. OCTOBER 4 Chickasaw Annual Meeting & Festival. The Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival is a cultural event and festival that celebrates the Chickasaw Nation and its unique heritage in Tishomingo, the historical capitol of the Chickasaw Nation. This event will include demonstrations on cultural significance, traditional food tasting, children’s activities, arts and crafts and plenty of food vendors. The annual festival gives

all Chickasaws and festival-goers an opportunity to gather and celebrate the unique culture and history of the Chickasaw Nation. Various Locations, Tishomingo. Phone: 405-767-8998. OCTOBER 4 3rd Annual Homestead Event and Gospel Singing SPONSORED BY MOTHER EARTH AND GRIT MAGAZINES – 10 AM TIL 2 PM at IN A GOOD WAY FARM, a non-profit farm established to give Native American men in need a hand up, 13359 SE 1101 AVE – TALIHINA, 918–567-3313. Choctaw cultural demonstrations, hands-on quilting bee, Native American crafts, baked goods and more. Free admission – directions available by phone – map available by email [email protected] ymail.com OCTOBER 11 Pryor Powwow at MidAmerica Expo Center, 526 Airport Road, Pryor. Visitors can watch several kinds of men’s and women’s dancing, as well as a variety of competitive inter-tribal dance styles. Call 918825-0157 to confirm date.

ceremonial dance festivities that cover two days, traditional dancing, a presentation of colors and the singing of a war mother’s song. The Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society, known as the TonKon-Gah, was established many generations ago to honor veterans. This historic event dates back to over 200 years ago. Call 405-2478896 to confirm date. OCTOBER 25 Bacone College Fall Powwow. Join the excitement of the Bacone College Fall Powwow at the Muskogee Civic Center. The powwow will feature singing, dancing and other traditional activities. Performers will include gourd dance singers and gourd dancers as well as the Muskogee Nation Color Guard. Throughout the day, browse the American Indian arts and crafts market for original artwork, handmade jewelry and other items. Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston Ave, Muskogee. Phone: 918-687-3299 or 918-3600057

OCTOBER 11-12 Cherokee Art Market. The annual Cherokee Art Market will feature more than 150 inspirational and elite Native American artists from across the nation. Representing 47 federally-recognized tribes, these artists converge in the Sequoyah Grand Ballroom of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa to showcase their talents. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 777 W Cherokee St.,Catoosa. Phone: 918-384-6990 Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial, Indian City Ceremonial Campgrounds, Anadarko. Event includes

NOVEMBER 28-29 Choctaw Casino Resort Powwow, Choctaw Event Center, 3702 Choctaw Rd., Durant. Contest powwow, thousands in prize money. Doors open at 10 am Friday and Saturday. Information call 800522-6170. Powwow dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please call ahead or check online in advance before making travel plans. See www.nativeoklahoma. us for more listings and updates through the season.

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NatiVE Attractions Artesian Hotel 1001 W 1st St • Sulphur 855-455-5255 www.artesianhotel.com

Bigheart Museum 616 W Main • Barnsdall 918-847-2397

Caddo Heritage Museum Caddo Nation Complex • Binger 405-656-2344 www.caddonation-nsn.gov

Cherokee Heritage Center 21192 S Keeler Drive • Tahlequah 918-456-6007 www.cherokeeheritage.org

Cherokee Strip Museum 90114th St • Alva 580-327-2030 www.alvaok.net/alvachamber

Cheyenne Cultural Center 2250 NE Route 66 • Clinton 580-232-6224 www.clintonokla.org

Chickasaw Council House Museum 209 N Fisher Ave • Tishomingo 580-371-3351 www.chickasaw.net

Chickasaw Nation Visitor Center 520 E Arlington • Ada 580-436-2603 www.chickasaw.net

Chickasaw National Capitol Building 411 W 9th • Tishomingo 580-371-9835 www.chickasaw.net

Choctaw Nation Museum Council House Road • Tuskahoma 918-569-4465

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center and Firelake Gifts 1899 N Gordon Cooper • Shawnee 405-878-5830 www.potawatomi.org/culture

Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center 701 NW Ferris Ave. • Lawton 580-353-0404 www.comanchemuseum.com

Coo-Y-Yah Museum 847 Hwy 69 and S 8th St • Pryor 918-825-2222

Creek Council House Museum 106 W 6th • Okmulgee 918-756-2324 www.tourokmulgee.com

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Fort Washita Historic Site and Museum 3348 State Rd 199 • Durant 580-924-6502

Gardner Mission and Museum Hwy 70 E • Broken Bow 580-584-6588

Gilcrease Museum 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. • Tulsa 918-596-2700 or 888-655-2278 www.gilcrease.org

Indian Memorial Museum 402 E 2nd St. • Broken Bow 580-584-6531

Delaware County Historical Society & Mariee Wallace Museum 538 Krause St • Jay 918-253-4345 or 866-253-4345

Delaware Tribal Museum Hwy 281 N • Anadarko 405-247-2448

Five Civilized Tribes Museum 1101 Honor Heights Dr • Muskogee 918-683-1701 or 877-587-4237 www.fivetribes.org

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art 555 Elm Ave. • Norman 405-325-3272 www.ou.edu/fjjma

Fort Gibson Historic Site and Interpretive Center 907 N Garrison Ave. • Fort Gibson 918-478-4088 www.okhistory.org

John Hair Museum 18627 W Keetoowah Circle Tahlequah • 918-772-4389 www.keetoowahcherokee.org

Jacobson House Native Art Center 609 Chautauqua • Norman 405-366-1667 www.jacobsonhouse.com

Kanza Museum Kaw Tribal Complex • Kaw City 580-269-2552 or 866-404-5297 www.kawnation.com

Kiowa Tribal Museum Hwy 9 W • Carnegie • 580-654-2300

Museum of the Great Plains 601 NW Ferris Ave. • Lawton 580-581-3460 www.museumgreatplains.org

Museum of the Red River 812 E Lincoln Rd • Idabel 580-286-3616 www.museumoftheredriver.org

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Oklahoma History Center 2401 N Laird Ave. • Oklahoma City 405-522-5248 www.okhistorycenter.org

Osage Tribal Museum, Library and Archives 819 Grandview Ave. • Pawhuska 918-287-5441 www.osagetribe.com/museum

Permanent Art of the Oklahoma State Capitol 2300 N Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City 405-521-3356 www.ok.gov

Philbrook Museum of Art 2727 S Rockford Rd. • Tulsa 918-749-7941 www.philbrook.org

Red Earth Museum 6 Santa Fe Plaza Oklahoma City 405-427-5228 www.redearth.org

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715 E Central Blvd. • Anadarko 405-247-6221 www.doi.gov/iacb/museums/ museum_s_plains.html

36 Cisco Dr. • Tonkawa 580-628-5301 www.tonkawatribe.com

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center 18154 1st St. • Spiro 918-962-2062 okhistory.org/outreach/museums/ spiromounds.html

Standing Bear Park, Museum and Education Center 601 Standing Bear Pkwy • Ponca City 580-762-1514 www.standingbearpark.com

Tahlonteeskee Cherokee Courthouse Museum Rt. 2 Box 37-1 • Gore 918-489-5663

Talbot Research Library and Museum 500 S. Colcord Ave. • Colcord 918-326-4532 www.talbotlibrary.com

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site West of town, Cheyenne 580-497-2742 www.nps.gov/waba

Webbers Falls Historical Museum Commercial & Main, Webbers Falls 918-464-2728

Wheelock Academy Rt. 2 Box 257-A8 • Garvin 580-746-2139 www.choctawnation.com

Woolaroc Ranch, Museum and Wildlife Preserve 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd. Bartlesville 918-336-0307 or 888-966-5276 www.woolaroc.org

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History 2401 Chautauqua Ave. • Norman 405-325-4712 www.snomnh.ou.edu

Seminole Nation Museum 524 S Wewoka • Wewoka 405-257-5580 www.theseminolenationmuseum.org

Sequoyah’s Cabin Rt. 1 Box 141 • Sallisaw 918-775-2413 www.cherokeetourismok.com

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OKLAHOMA Tribal Directory Absentee-Shawnee Tribe 2025 South Gordon Cooper 
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 Hwys. 281 & 152 Intersection Binger, Okla. 405-656-2344 Cherokee Nation South of Tahlequah, Hwy. 62 Tahlequah, Okla. 918-453-5000 Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes 100 Red Moon Circle Concho, Okla. 405-262-0345 Chickasaw Nation 124 East 14th Street Ada, Okla. (580) 436-2603 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 
 529 N. 16th St., Durant, Okla. 800-522-6170 Citizen Potawatomi Nation 1601 Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, Okla. 405-275-3121 Comanche Nation 584 NW Bingo Rd. Lawton, Okla. 877-492-4988

Delaware (Lenape) Tribe of Indians 5100 East Tuxedo Blvd. Bartlesville, Okla. 918- 337-6550 Delaware Nation 31064 State Highway 281 Anadarko, Okla. 405-247-2448 Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma 127 Oneida St. Seneca, Missouri 918-666-2435 Fort Sill Apache Tribe Route 2, Box 121 Apache, Okla. 580-588-2298

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma RR 1, Box 721 Perkins, OK 405-547-2402

Kaw Nation of Oklahoma 698 Grandview Drive Kaw City, Okla. 580-269-2552 Kialegee Tribal Town 623 East Hwy. 9 Wetumka, Okla. 405-452-3262 Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma P.O. Box 70 McLoud, Okla. 405-964-7053 Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma Hwy. 9, West of Carnegie Carnegie, Okla. 580-654-2300

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma 202 S. Eight Tribes Trail Miami, Okla. 918-542-1445

Sac and Fox Nation 920883 S. Hwy 99 Stroud, Okla. 918-968-3526

Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma 418 G Street 
 Miami, Okla. 918-542-1190

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Junction Hwys. 270 and 56 P. O. Box 1498, Wewoka, Okla. 405-257-7200

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Hwy. 75 and Loop 56 Okmulgee, Okla. 800-482-1979 Osage Nation 813 Grandview Pawhuska, Okla. 918-287-5555 Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma 13 S. 69 A Miami, Okla. 918-540-1536 Otoe-Missouria Tribe 8151 Hwy 177 Red Rock, Okla. 877-692-6863 Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Pawnee, Okla. 918-762-3621 Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma 118 S. Eight Tribes Trail Miami, Okla. 918-540-2535

Seneca-Cayuga Nation R2301 E. Steve Owens Blvd. Miami, Okla. 918-542-6609 Shawnee Tribe 29 S. Hwy. 69A Miami, Okla. 918-542-2441 Thlopthlocco Tribal Town 
 09095 Okemah Street Okemah, Okla. 918-560-6198. Tonkawa Tribe of Indians 1 Rush Buffalo Road Tonkawa, Okla. 580-628-2561 United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians PO Box 746 Tahlequah, Okla. 918-431-1818

Ponca Tribe 20 White Eagle Drive Ponca City, Okla. 580-762-8104

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes [Wichita, Keechi, Waco, Tawakonie] Hwy. 281, Anadarko, Okla. 405-247-2425

Quapaw Tribe of Indians 5681 S. 630 Rd. Quapaw,Okla. 918-542-1853

Wyandotte Nation 64700 E. Highway 60 Wyandotte, Okla. 918-678-2297

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NATIVE OKLAHOMA • SEPTEMBER 2014

A TIP ABOUT SECONDHAND

SMOKE

LET FUTURE GENERATIONS KNOW THE DANGERS OF SECONDHAND SMOKE. Nathan, Age 54 Oglala Sioux Idaho 1958–2013

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