Cobb, a Cherokee National Seminary alumna, is the second woman to have a building named after her on the Tahlequah campus.
Students had the opportunity to choose among four names: Francis Baker, John Hackler, Gideon Morgan and Cobb. This shortlist was researched and compiled with the assistance of NSU Archives and conversations with individuals who had extensive knowledge about the history of the National Female Seminary and Northeastern.
A total of 266 votes were cast, with Cobb receiving 43 percent of the vote. Morgan received 26 percent, Hacker 16 percent and Baker 14 percent.
Cobb was born in 1858 near Morgantown, Tennessee, and her family moved to land near what would later become Wagoner in the spring of 1870.
The Tulsa World reported Saturday that 25-year-old Adacia Chambers, a Cherokee Nation citizen, was ordered to submit to a blood alcohol test at Stillwater Medical Center following the Oct. 24 crash.
A document filed Thursday in Payne County District Court by defense attorney Tony Coleman indicates her blood-alcohol content was 0.01. The legal threshold for intoxication is 0.08.
Chambers initially was suspected of driving while under the influence after authorities say she ran a red light and purposely drove around a barricade and over a police motorcycle before crashing into spectators at OSU's homecoming parade. Prosecutors say evidence suggests it was "an intentional act."
Prosecutors have not responded to the latest filing.
The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma Press Association is asking the judge in the case against Cherokee Nation citizen Adacia Chambers for permission to intervene and request the gag be lifted.
The association, which serves almost every newspaper in Oklahoma, says the court ordered the gag without a proper hearing and evidentiary foundation.
Judge Louis A. Duel put the gag in place earlier this month barring lawyers, witnesses, victims and family members from making any statements about the case.
According to CN Communications, hundreds of Native business owners attended the banquet. One of those business owners was Delbert Davis, who owns Davis Excavation. His company received the Community Leadership Award.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized for just helping,” Davis, who has owned his business for the past 16 years, said.
Other certified Indian-owned businesses that were recognized were:
• Meeks Lithographing Company, of Tulsa, with the Customer Service Award,
“We are very excited to have a player of Nate Stanley’s caliber join the LA KISS,” said Omarr Smith, KISS head coach, said on Nov. 9. “Over the last two seasons, Nate has proven to be one of the top up-and-coming signal callers in this league. I have seen Nate mature on and off the field over the last two seasons and I am looking forward to watching Nate compete at the quarterback position. I think big things are in the future for Nate and the LA KISS.”
Stanley, a 6-foot, 4-inch, 225-pound quarterback from Southeastern Louisiana University, is entering his third year in the AFL. Stanley’s career started in 2014 when he threw for 2,436 yards and 50 touchdowns as a rookie for the San Jose SaberCats. The following season Stanley was a backup quarterback for the SaberCats, but he still put up impressive numbers throwing for 723 yards and 20 touchdowns in 9 games. In Week 7, Stanley was named “Russell Athlete Offensive Player of the Week”, when he threw for 242 yards and 7 touchdowns in a victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws.
“We are very happy to have Nate a part the LA KISS family,” said Joe Windham, CEO of the LA KISS. “We know he will fit in our organization nicely since he has been with Omarr the last two seasons so there should be no learning curve.”
Stanley is originally from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he played high school football at Sequoyah High School. From there he went to the University of Mississippi before transferring to Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2013, the Baltimore Ravens signed him as an undrafted free agent.
The college, founded by Christian missionaries to the American Indians of eastern and western Oklahoma, still reaches out to American Indians, as well as Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, and Asian students, to provide a liberal arts education in a small college.
The 329-page illustrated paperback sells for $19.99, and can be purchased through the Bacone College Bookstore, located at 2299 Old Bacone Road, Muskogee.
For more information, visit http://www.bacone.edu/student-life/bookstore/ or contact Russell Lawson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCAIED award recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders from across Indian Country who demonstrate leadership, initiative and dedication and make significant contributions to their tribes.
NCAIED Cherokee awardees were CN Treasurer Lacey Horn, CN Senior Assistant Attorney General Chrissi Ross-Nimmo, Cherokee Nation Businesses Communications Director Travis Noland, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Information Director Jennifer Bell and A-sa-ma-di Business Solutions President and owner Andrea Lesher.
According to CN Communications, since 2011 Horn has helped upgrade the tribe’s bond rating, promoted financial disclosure and transparency and received Excellence in Financial Reporting awards from the Government Finance Officers Association. Horn was also named to the 2012 Oklahoma Online Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list and, in 2014, Executive of the Year by the Native American Finance Officers Association.