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Screenwriter and playwright Lynn Riggs was born on Aug. 31, 1899, a few miles south of Claremore in Indian Territory. He wrote “Green Grow the Lilacs,” which was the basis for the famous Broadway play “Oklahoma.” A Riggs exhibit titled “The Cherokee Who Brought Oklahoma to the World” is on display at the Claremore Museum of History. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
A Cherokee screenwriter and playwright, Lynn Riggs also was a musician. One of his guitars is on display in an exhibit dedicated to him titled “The Cherokee Who Brought Oklahoma to the World” at the Claremore Museum of History. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
He was born a few miles south of Claremore in Indian Territory and wrote “Green Grow the Lilacs,” on which the famous play “Oklahoma” is based.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Sam Bradford only played two games for the Vikings last season because of knee issues, the latest setback in an injury-riddled career that also includes a pair of torn ACLs. ARIZONA CARDINALS
Injuries have limited Cherokee Nation citizen Sam Bradford to 80 games in his eight seasons. He’s twice torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and another left knee injury wiped out nearly all of his 2017 season in Minnesota. ARIZONASPORTS.COM
The Arizona Cardinals brought Sam Bradford along slowly in the offseason and didn’t make him a full participant in workouts until the three-day mandatory minicamp.
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Andre Ethier hit .285 with 162 homers and 687 RBIs in 1,455 games. The two-time All-Star announced his retirement on July 25. COURTESY
His last major league at-bat was a pinch-hit RBI single in Game 7 of last year’s World Series against the Astros.
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Former Tribal Councilor Cara Cowan Watts, Cherokee Ballard of Oklahoma Natural Gas and Kimberly Teehee of Cherokee Nation Businesses will be honored on Oct. 11 in Oklahoma City.
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“We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” by Cherokee author Traci Sorell reflects modern-day Cherokee life using history, culture, beliefs and the Cherokee language. The picture book will be released Sept. 4 and be available at two book signings during the Cherokee National Holiday. COURTESY
Traci Sorell
The “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” picture book reflects modern-day Cherokee life using history, culture, beliefs and the Cherokee language.
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Former Deputy Chief Johnny Tehee is looking forward to being chief of the Muskogee Police Department.
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Kylie Fisher, of Tahlequah, won seven golf tournaments this spring on her way to winning the U.S. Kids Golf – Tulsa Spring Tour on June 10. Fisher won the Girls 7-Under Division with a score of 36 for nine holes. COURTESY
Kylie Fisher, Edwin Wacoche and Chase Jones compete in the U.S. Kids Golf – Tulsa Spring Tour Championship at the Cherokee Hills Golf Course.
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The works of Cherokee artist J. Wade Hannon will run from July 6 to Aug. 3 at the Spider Gallery.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Sammy Houseberg received a Medal of Patriotism from CN officials for his service in the military on June 21 at the W.W. Keeler Complex. Family and friends joined him as he received the award. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, right, pins the Medal of Patriotism award on CN citizen Sammy Houseberg at a small ceremony on June 21 at the W.W. Keeler Complex. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Medal of Patriotism award is given to Cherokee veterans honoring their military service.
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Native American peewee barrel racer Tinley Jones prepares for competition at the Cherokee Nation’s All-Indian Rodeo on June 2 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds in Tahlequah. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Overall, there were 270 entries to the traditional rodeo.
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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians citizen Kallup McCoy II and his girlfriend, Katelynn Ledford, take time for a photo in front of a Trail of Tears sign on May 27 in Mayfield, Kentucky. McCoy is running the Trail’s Benge Route, which will cover more than 1,000 miles, to honor his ancestors and raise substance abuse awareness. KALLUP MCCOY FACEBOOK PAGE
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians citizen Kallup McCoy II takes a selfie on May 24 near Guntersville, Alabama, as he runs the Benge Route of the Trail of Tears. KALLUP MCCOY FACEBOOK PAGE
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians citizen Kallup McCoy II is running the Benge Route of the Trail of Tears (in green). The Benge detachment began on Oct. 3, 1838, in Fort Payne, Alabama, and crossed into Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas before finishing on Jan. 11, 1839, in Indian Territory, near present-day Stilwell, Oklahoma. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Kallup McCoy II started May 14 in North Carolina and is expecting to arrive June 28 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, after more than 1,000 miles.
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