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TULSA — Muscogee (Creek) citizens Jerome Tiger, Chebon Dacon and Sarah Deer were inducted into the 2015 Mvskoke Hall of Fame Oct. 17 during the benefit gala at River Spirit Event Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Guests posed for photos on the red carpet while live harp music added ambience Oct. 17, during the Mvskoke Hall of Fame gala at the River Spirit Event Center in Tulsa to celebrate the induction of three Muscogee (Creek) citizens.

The black tie event hosted by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tourism and Recreation Department, raised funds for the MCN Higher Education Scholarship Foundation and the annual MCN Festival.

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TAHLEQUAH - The United Keetoowah Band sponsored another successful Football and Sports Skills camp hosted by the Day of Champions Inc. The camp was held on a wet and rainy Tuesday at the UKB celebration grounds under the protection of the pavilion.

Both boys and girls participated in the camp learning valuable athletic skills as well as vital lessons in health, education and bullying.

Each group was taught and supervised by Day of Champions staff from Division I – II – III and NAIA collegiate coaches, past Oklahoma University football players, and past and current National Football League players. People such as Justin Iske, offensive line coach for Southwestern University; Earle Mosley, former running back coach for the Chicago Bears; and Waleed Gaines, receiver coach for Utah State University, just to name a few.

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Enjoy in-depth discussions about Chief Ostenaco, code talkers

TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation is offering history buffs the opportunity to take part in discussions about a legendary Cherokee chief and a group of brave men who helped our country defeat enemies in World Wars.

This Friday at the Cherokee National Prison Museum, Dr. Duane King will discuss the fascinating life of Chief Ostenaco, who helped rule the Cherokee Overhill towns in the 1700s and was the reason the three chiefs went to England to meet King George III 252 years ago.

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QUAPAW – The Little Rock-based organization Preservation of African American Cemeteries (PAAC) and the Oklahoma-based Quapaw Tribe formed a close friendship in 2014 when archeologists discovered their Arkansas ancestors shared a common gravesite. An historic plantation south of Little Rock near the Arkansas River is home to graves of former slaves from about 100 years ago, and to graves of Quapaw ancestors from several hundred years earlier.

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