Native America Tribal Nation Mini-Lesson: Seminole Nation

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If you aren’t following me on Instagram already you definitely should if only for this month! Every day this month in honor of Native American Heritage Month, I am dedicating time in my Instagram stories to learning about a Tribal nation. These are fun mini-lessons that I get to share….

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Photographer Captures Beauty of Native America

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Last year we shared several posts about a New York-based photographer who was working with the Shinnecock Nation. He was taking beautiful pictures of their community and wanted to visit some others around the nation. Since then Bryan Downey did indeed visit with several Cherokee and Pawnee members in Oklahoma….

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11 Exquisite Images from Native Oklahoma

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You might remember a post a few months back about a New York based photographer who was working with the Shinnecock Nation. He was taking beautiful pictures for their community and wanted to visit some others around the nation. We’re happy to report back that Bryan Downey did indeed make….

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20 Oklahoma Tribes Join in Holiday Spirit at Red Earth Treefest

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Red Earth Art Center will celebrate the Christmas season with a decidedly Native twist this year when Treefest opens free to the public for an eight-week run November 13 through January 5, 2018 in downtown Oklahoma City. Red Earth Treefest features 20 Native Tribes from….

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Broken: A Real Story About Native Oklahoma

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From the folks that brought you Native American Paranormal Project, comes this moving film based on true events. “A young Native American woman seeks to break a cycle of crime, substance abuse and torn relationships in her world. Her success and dream of becoming a professional dancer is challenged by….

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Mrs. Oklahoma Wins Favorite “Costume” in Bedazzled Headdress

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All eyes were on Mrs. Oklahoma, Emerald Stanley, and she started the bikini round. But they weren’t staring because they were awed. They were staring because she was prancing in a bedazzled headdress and matching fringe boots. On a national stage. While she didn’t bring home the crown on August….

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Straight Dancing

Straight Dancing

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The Straight Dance from Oklahoma Native American Tribes is a formal, tailored, prestigious form of southern dance clothes.   The overall effect is of reassuring solidity, with everything closely matched and coordinated.   It looks as if it is planned all at one time. This dance has evolved from the Hethuska Dances.  ….

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