Cherokee History Workshop
It's More Than Just the Trail of Tears - a Cherokee History Workshop
This workshop is for new members and those wanting a refresher course on
Cherokee history. The class will be taught by Deborah Scott at the Tracy
Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter and is tentatively scheduled for May
17th , 1997 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be no charge for the event
so that all interested member can attend and for those interested, a
donation of $25 to help support the Cherokee Cultural Society is always
by Herbert L. Caywood, Cherokee
#20753, Utah State Prison
bless and guide us:
extend the circle
embracing all that is.
May our thirst for spiritual awareness
May forgiveness allow hate
to never overwhelm us.
May we remain upon the path of a good heart
for such is the Way
of the trail of our ancestors.
Green Earth Woman
She sits on sturdy rock
by Phyllis Barnett Olinger
Amidst sparkling springs
Her soul parched
Lost to mankind
A sound makes music
To the earth
Turning to wailing whines
Her soul weeps
For warrior's souls
A mother's heart
White water rushes against her body
Restoring the Great Father's land
Green boughs bounce with white blooms
What mankind tries to destroy
With chemical paste
Upon leaves once nurtured
We seek to return
Ourselves and earth
Men and maker
New Books and Guides
Indians and Intruders - Compiled by Sharron Standifer Ashton
1996, 112 pages, index, maps, sb, $20
Researchers looking for ancestors (red, white or black) who lived in Indian
country or near its fringes, should not neglect the records created as a
results of Indian-White relations.
- 1766 list of Chickasaw traders in the old Chickasaw country
- 1831 list of white intruders in the old Creek country
- 1860 Slave Schedules for the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations
- 1882 list of intruders in the Choctaw Nation
- Burials, baptisms, marriages and deaths at Fort Supply, Indian Territory,
- Evidence of marriages in the Creek Nation, 1876-1898
- Intruders and non-citizens in the Creek Nation , 1876-1897
- Permits to non-citizens in the Cherokee Nation, 1874-1894
Guide to Cherokee Indian Records Microfilm Collection - Compiled by Sharron
1996, 115 pages, index, photos, map, appendices, sb, $20.
This is the first collection of a planned series of descriptive inventories
of the microfilm collections of the Archives and Manuscripts Division.
Future volumes will cover the hacksaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole records.
All of the microfilm described in the publications is available for purchase
from the Archives and Manuscripts Division, Oklahoma Historical Society,
2100 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City OK 73105-4997. Price is $30
per roll plus $3 S&H.
Ashton Books, 3812 Northwest Sterling, Norman OK 73072-1240
Cherokee Proud: A Guide for Tracing and Honoring Your Cherokee Ancestors
by Dr. Tony Mack McClure CherokeeDr@aol.com
This comprehensive text includes: complete listings and sources of original
data for all Cherokee census and payrolls dating back to 1817 with
explanations of their contents; little known sections of Federal U.S.
Census' that include separate Native American listings; scores of
bibliographical history references that include Cherokee surnames; addresses
of all archives known to house important historical records pertaining to
the Cherokee people; detailed information on recognition and enrollment in
all known tribes; suggested ways to honor Cherokee ancestors;
traditional / contemporary dress illustrations; and a brief Cherokee history
with maps and photos. Please contact Dr. McClure to order.
Calendar of Events
April 5 - May 9:
Reflections of the Old World
A collection of traditional pictographs by Kiowa artist, Sherman Chaddlesone, Gallery of Native American Art, Dallas TX
Potawatomi Trails Friendship PowWow, Zion IL (847) 746-9086
Greenville PowWow, Greenville NC (919) 355-2521
15th Anawim's Anniversary PowWow Chicago IL (312)561-6155
American Indian Cultural and Business Council, 2nd Annual American
Indian Honor PowWow Mountain View College, Eileen Johnson (817)624-4413
April 15 - May 31:
Indian Artists of the Concrete Canyons.
Showcases talents of Native American artists living in the Dallas/Ft.Worth
Metroplex, aka Concrete Canyons. Borders Books and Music Store, Preston
Road @ Royal Lane.
Cynthia Ann Parker Days, Crowell Texas. For information call Randy Moore, (405) 357-6229
May 10 - 31:
Spirit of the Keetoowah. A collection of acrylics, oils and flutes by Cherokee artist and craftsman, Jerry Sutton. Gallery of Native American Art, Dallas TX
May 22nd-May 25:
Southeast Regional AIM Conference; Middle TN Support
Group; Red Boilings Springs, Tennessee. For info call Michael Sims (615)
621-3361 or E-mail Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jody Willett (205) 379-4837 or E-mail Jody at
email@example.com. For further information about Red Boiling Springs or hotel accommodations check http://ucbd.com/go/RBS/rbs-biz.htm
Grand River Indian Artists Gathering, The Museum of Western Colorado, Grand Junction
For information, call (970) 242-0971
Honolulu, Hawaii Intertribal Council of Hawaii, 4th Annual Warrior Society Powwow.
If you are interested in attending and would like to stay with a Host Family, please contact Bill Tiger at (808) 947-3306 or you can email Wendy Schofield-Ching at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a Host Family form to fill out and return.
May 31-June 1:
Wailuku, Maui Hawaii Intertribal Council of Hawaii, 1st
Annual Warrior Society Powwow Contact Ron Neal on Maui at (800) 832-0933 for
more information at http://glrain.cic.net/hawapw.htm
June 28 -1 August 10:
17th Annual Festival of Native American Arts.
Outdoor Market Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ For info call (520) 779-6921
Wings of the Northwest
I am the coordinator of a Native American Running Program called "Wings of the Northwest". I put on a race every fall. If a runners qualifies, they get a free trip to the USATF Junior Nationals. I recruit out of the whole northwest area. I would be honored if someone from your tribe would represent your people in my race. Interested? Please contact me at email@example.com or http://www.montana.com/wings
To compete, the runners must be between 14-19 and Native American.
The Oklevueha Band of Yamasee Seminoles
Little Buck Buford (Principle Vice Chief)
The Oklevueha Band is of Yamasee descent. The Yamasee were part of the Cherokee (according to historical accounts in 1721) and were pushed from the Cherokee by the Yuchi when the Tuscorora moved south and displaced other tribes. The ensuing war with the Tuscorara was under the leadership of the Yamasee, who later warred with the colonists in Savannah (1713). The tribe moved south to Spanish Florida but were later enslaved by the Creeks and Seminoles. Upon their release to freedom, they formed autonomous towns on
the Oklevueha River, hence their name the Oklevuea Band of Seminoles originated. It is a historical tribe which has remained sovereign and independent from the State of Florida and the Federal Government. It has its own educational system that is recognized in national publications and a member of the National Coalition of Community Schools. It is currently developing an External Studies College in the field of Human Services with specializations
in areas of interest, but to attend, one must have a Tribal Council Resolution supporting the student's desire for a tribal specific degree. If the student is from another tribe, he/she must gain their own tribal council resolution which supports the method of training and subject areas to be studied. The Tribe has also developed a system of welfare for the tribal
citizens residing on the reservation, exclusive of housing, food, and traditional medicine. Finally, it has a working Tribal Child Welfare Law that has been recognized by a number of states as competent enough to transfer jurisdiction to the tribe and to grant full faith and credit to decisions of the Tribal Court.
PO Box 521, Orange Springs, FL 32182 (352) 546 2091
Tribal Judge & Hetewanee of the Wisconsin Oklevueha Community
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