Lillie O'Fields Saunty of Shawnee looks over her gifts with help from Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief Garland Eagle, left, and Prinicipal Chief Joe Byrd. Saunty is among nine original Dawes Commission enrollees who were honored Saturday during the Cherokee National Holiday. LYNN ADAIR/CHEROKEE ADVOCATE
John Belt of Tahlequah takes careful aim at a target 45 feet away during the annual blowgun competition. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE ADVOCATE
Fending off a spike, a volleyball player rises in the air but is unable to bat back the ball. Teams from throughout the area competed in the holiday volleyball tournament. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE ADVOCATE
Cherokee boys study a new blowgun on the lawn of the Cherokee Heritage Center. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE ADVOCATE
People of all ages took part in the stickball exhibitions that took place at Sequoyah High School. SAMMY STILL/CHEROKEE ADVOCATE
Badwater Fields, Issac Youngbird, Larry Crittenden and Richard Fields of Kansas, Okla., won the Cherokee National Holiday Marble Tournament. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE ADVOCATE
Reprinted from the July/August 1997 Cherokee Advocate, Volume XXI, No. 7-8.
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Tahlequah riding club. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER & THE CHEROKEE NATION NEWS
Miss Cherokee candidates breakfast, from left, Chief Ross Swimmer, Neal Morton and LaVeda Lay. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER & THE CHEROKEE NATION NEWS
Candidates for "Miss Cherokee" 1976-1977. Left to right: Johnnie Marie England of Stilwell; Julie Dean Sellick of Spavinaw; Beverly Justice of Tahlequah; Margaret Elaine Waugh of Jay; Cynthia Blackfox of Tahlequah; Caroline Diana Mouse of Salina. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER & THE CHEROKEE NATION NEWS
Ella Still, oldest original enrollee, great grand daughter of Chief John Ross, recieved an Indian blanket from Lewis Swindler and Jack Baker. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER & THE CHEROKEE NATION NEWS
Favorite sport of the early days - cornstalk shoot. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER & THE CHEROKEE NATION NEWS
Stickball game between Cherokee, North Carolina team and Cherokee Nation. The race is on. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER & THE CHEROKEE NATION NEWS
The winner of the terrapin race, son of Brandon Ray Squirrel. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER & THE CHEROKEE NATION NEWS
Reprinted from The Cherokee Nation News, Volume 9, Number 37, September 10, 1976.
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