Showing posts with label Native American. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Native American. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Symbol: Native American Church of North America

This was the first time I have seen this on a military marker.  I knew it was available and I expected to find this in an Oklahoma Cemetery where the Native American population is much higher than in a rural cemetery in Arkansas. Imagine my surprise.

Located in Upper Clifty Cemetery in Clifty, AR.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ceramic Photos - Native Americans

This is a few of the Native American ceramic photos I have found while wandering the Oklahoma cemeteries.

Located at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK.
1855 - 1928

Pearl Whitecrow Dukes
1911 - 1995
So beloved so beautiful
So sadly missed by all

Johnny Greenback
1910 - 1929

Monday, December 27, 2010

Chief Taylor

Loacated at Tahlequah Cemtery in Tahlequah, OK.
Richard Taylor
Chief of the
Cherokee Nation
Born Feb 10, 1788
June 15, 1853

He was born in the Cherokee Nation. He served in the Military in 1814 during the Creek War  with Capt.Gideon Morgan Cherokee Volunteers. He served as the Conductor during the winter of 1838 for the Trail of Tears Removal.  He acted as the Cherokee delegate to Washington, D.C. in 1845; He was also elected Asst. Principal Chief Cherokee Nation for the West.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Famous File: George Lowrey Jr

Located at Tahlequah Cemetery in Tahlequah, OK.

George Lowrey Jr was a Native American Cherokee Chief. His birth name was Agin'-agi'li which translates to Rising Fawn, his father came to America from Scotland and his mother was the daughter and granddaughter of Echota Cherokee chiefs. He was well known and respected in the Cherokee tribe as a courier, banker, soldier, translator, law enforcement officer, planter, breeder, and political leader. In 1792, he met with President George Washington as delegate for the Cherokee Nation to help form protections for the Cherokee Territory from settler over population. His efforts resulted in the signing of The Treaty of 1819 for which he received a medal from President Washington. In 1828, he was elected Assistant Principal Chief and he was Principal Chief and President for the council of the Eastern Cherokees at the Washington meeting in 1839, this meeting was to fuse the eastern and western divisions into the present Cherokee Nation.