Saturday, April 20, 2013

ONE FOR THE INDIANS



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
Rex
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!)
blue?

or green?


It makes me so proud to be part of a tribe
~*~
 we are the
 Turtle Clan
we are
Choctaw
and Oklahoma is Okay!











11 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful post- something to stand proudly for. xo Diana

Marissa said...

Sounds like a fun event!! Love the colors they are both really pretty..but I'm going with the first..
Have fun!

TSL said...

I am so excited for you! Though I luuuvvvv the green - the blue I think goes great!
Did I say I am exicted? I am so excited!

HolleyGarden said...

How fun and exciting! What a wonderful heritage! Have a grand time - both the blue and the green are lovely.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

This sounds fun...wear green! Are those cicadas?
I have Cherokee blood on my mamaw's side. Very cool that you get to meet Wes Studi. Have fun!

Maureen said...

This is way too cool! It's so exciting that you get to be part of it all. I'm always happy to hear of someone who survived the residential school system and went on to achieve great things. The green is grabbing me but that just may be because it's so different. I'm sure you'll look hot in your boots and the jewellery will just be the icing on the cake!

Heather - New House New HOme said...

Sounds like an amazing event!! As for your outfit, blue. I love the turquoise with silver.

Have a great time.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I vote blue! How exciting, and what an honor. I'd love to tag-a-long, too!
Have a great time.
Hugs,
Patti

Nancy said...

Go Gina! Love that you have ties to Am Indian! You are just soooo interesting! Love your stories.
xo Nancy
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Annmarie Pipa said...

sounds so fun!! have fun!!! love the blue AND green!!

Laurie said...

excellent!