Cherokee veteran, firefighter uses artistic ability to fuel small business, express heritage

BY JOSH FOURKILLER
Multimedia Specialist
02/27/2020 06:00 PM
STILWELL – Shane Eads, a Cherokee veteran from Stilwell, Oklahoma, has spent his life chasing his dreams and taking advantage of opportunities as they come his way. A competitive bull rider, career firefighter and Purple Heart recipient who served his country as an infantryman in Afghanistan with the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Eads is now also utilizing his artistic work with leather to fuel his small business and express his culture and heritage.

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Multimedia Specialist Josh Fourkiller currently lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma but calls Stilwell his hometown. He began working at the Cherokee Phoenix in February of 2020. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Josh always knew he wanted to work for the Cherokee p ...
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Multimedia Specialist Josh Fourkiller currently lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma but calls Stilwell his hometown. He began working at the Cherokee Phoenix in February of 2020. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Josh always knew he wanted to work for the Cherokee p ...

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