Former Cherokee Chief Participates In Centennial Event - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Former Cherokee Chief Participates In Centennial Event

Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller says she's no fan of the Oklahoma Centennial but agreed to give a lecture as part of the celebration to tell what the state was like before statehood.

Mankiller gave the 2007 Centennial Lecture in the Humanities and was given the first ever Oklahoma Humanities Award from the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Historical Society.

Mankiller says there's not enough attention paid to the history of Oklahoma before it became a state in 1907 and says the centennial represents a tragic time for many Indians.

Some tribal leaders say the centennial is no time for celebration because Oklahoma became a state through the dismantling of tribal territories that had been guaranteed to Indian nations by the US government.

Mankiller says she's turned down some centennial invitations but chose to accept this one to open a line of discussion between Indians and non-Indians.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Veteran's Remains Returned To Oklahoma After Missing In Action 50-Plus Years

    Veteran's Remains Returned To Oklahoma After Missing In Action 50-Plus Years

    The remains of a U.S. Air Force pilot arrived in Oklahoma after being Missing In Action for more than 50 years.

    More >>

    The remains of a U.S. Air Force pilot arrived in Oklahoma after being Missing In Action for more than 50 years.

    More >>
  • Tulsa Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing 6-Year-Old

    Tulsa Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing 6-Year-Old

    Patrick Leffler mugPatrick Leffler mug
    A 26-year-old Tulsa man has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 for the abuse a 6-year-old girl who was in his care, online court records state.  Patrick Ellis Leffler was charged Tuesday and he was taken into custody Wednesday, according to the Tulsa County jail website.  In an arrest affidavit, the 6-year-old victim told police Leffler put his hand down her pants and touched her in her private areas and also touched her chest while she was as...More >>
    A 26-year-old Tulsa man has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 for the abuse a 6-year-old girl who was in his care, online court records state.  Patrick Ellis Leffler was charged Tuesday and he was taken into custody Wednesday, according to the Tulsa County jail website.  In an arrest affidavit, the 6-year-old victim told police Leffler put his hand down her pants and touched her in her private areas and also touched her chest while she was as...More >>
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.