I am Choctaw
and because of that
in my holiday mail, I receive
a Christmas ornament from my Chief
Chief Gary Batton
I used to pay little attention to them, until one day, I had lots of them
together they make a very stunning presence on a special tree
This year it is
THE CHOCTAW RED WARRIOR
The Red Warrior statue, created by sculptor John Gooden in 2010, stands guard in front of the Choctaw Capitol. His face is that of Joseph Oklahombi, one of the most well-known of the Choctaw warriors of World War I. He has his arrow aimed toward the future.
Choctaw people are proud; we have the wisdom to teach, the courage to fight, the strength and determination to persevere.
We are the turquoise section...my great grandfather came here when he was a boy on
The most important thing I have from being a CDIB Choctaw
is the pride I feel...
that I am part of a people that thrived...and that I have my arrow aimed toward the future
but I feel more pride still, as an American,
and have my arrow aimed toward the future
I know for sure that I am not alone
are with me
all that you are and all that I am is no matter
we are just proud people
with our compass