American Indians share their history

Monday, November 15th 2004, 5:43 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Members of various tribes from across the state came together at the State Capitol Monday to share their history and to celebrate unity.

The first two floors of the building were filled with young and old tribal members who came together to hear speeches and watch dance exhibitions.

It was the first trip to the state Capitol for Isaiah Marshall, a Creek Indian and a senior at Davenport High school and a Creek. Marshall says he was pleased to see such a large turnout.

Archie Mason -- an Osage/Cherokee who was the master of ceremonies -- says tribes from all over the state were represented at the event.

Mason says one of the purposes of the celebration is to encourage young people to retain their heritage and to work with each other as well as those in other cultures.