Wes Studi is a native Oklahoman, Vietnam veteran, sculptor, musician, author,activist
and full-blood Cherokee.
He is best known for his roles in “Dances With Wolves,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.”
Studi was born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma in 1946 as the eldest son of a ranch hand. He spoke only Cherokee until he was five years old, when he was sent to Chilocco Indian School in Northern Oklahoma, where he remained until high school graduation
so...why you ask...
"do I care?"
well, if you don't mind a bit of a brag, I'll continue....
we will be attending this wonderful event that will also include
our very own newest member of our clan
who will have the honor of
introducing Mr. Studi
Even though Rex was born and raised right here, he also has ties to the great state of Oklahoma where he continued his education after leaving here. His family is very involved with the museum and so he will have this great honor...as will we...as his tag-alongs!
For the first time in quite a long time
I'm kind of caring about my outfit!
(which will include vintage cowboy boots for darn tootin' sure!)
It makes me so proud to be part of a tribe
we are the
and Oklahoma is Okay!