, Muskogee, OK

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September 27, 2007

Keetoowahs set celebration for early October


Chief George Wickliffe’s State of the Nation Address will precede all other activities at the grounds, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Following the chief’s address, the audience will meet the 2007 Keetoowah Cherokee Tradition Keepers and the Miss and Junior Miss Keetoowah Cherokee as well as hear a performance by the Keetoowah Cherokee Youth Choir. A UKB history, family histories, and UKB departmental displays will be housed in a tent on the grounds.

Other events featured Oct. 6 include traditional Keetoowah Cherokee games such as blowgun, stickball, cornstalk shoot and marbles.

Another popular event will be Keetoowah Cherokee bingo, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. The Keetoowah Cherokee Casino is promoting a $10,000 cash giveaway, with the drawings for $3,000, $2000 and five $1000 drawings to take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Celebration Grounds. For details, call the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino at 456-9350. At 6 pm., the celebration will feature a bluegrass gospel sing at the Wellness Center.

One of the biggest events of the celebration will be an intertribal pow wow, which begins with a grand entry at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Tiny tots and juniors will begin at 3 p.m. The Pow Wow runs to about midnight.

For information on any of the events, call 431-1818.

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