Seminole Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma

Cultural awareness
Oklahoma’s heavy Indian population represents nearly 40 federally recognized tribes. Those representing the five largest tribes based on census figures (Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creek and Seminoles) still today have lifestyles that reflect some of the most valued aspects of the lives of their ancestors.
Smaller version of former state Sen. Kelly Haney's sculpture,
Smaller version of former state Sen. Kelly Haney's sculpture, "The Guardian", is at the top of stairway near Lt. Governor's office on the second floor of the state Capitol. Haney's original work sits atop the Capitol's dome. BY JIM BECKEL/THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD

Seminole people in Oklahoma: Rosetta Noble Finney, Dosar Barkus

Updated: Wed, Jun 30, 2010

Rosetta Finney doesn’t like to have her photo taken. “That’s the Indian in me,” she said, “I don’t want my picture spread around.”
As well as Indian ancestry, Rosetta has black freedmen, hispanic and white ancestors. When asked what that makes her, she says: “A Heinz 57.” For most of Rosetta’s life, she has been a member of the Dosar Barkus band, one of the Seminole tribe’s two black freedmen bands. Rosetta represented Dosar Barkus on the tribal council for many years until her mixed blood attracted criticism and her loyalty to the freedmen was questioned.

American Indians to get Cobell notifications from Interior Dept.

News | Updated: Thu, Jan 27, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of American Indians to get notices of their rights in the $3.4 billion settlement. Hundreds of thousands of Indians throughout the country will receive detailed information through the mail. The department also is conducting an extensive media campaign.

Seminole culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

The first flute was given by the creator to an orphan boy so that he could keep his spirits up, according to the stories of Southeastern Indian tribes.

Seminole history in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Seminole Indians are descended from Lower Creeks who severed their political ties in the late 18th century and relocated from the Chattahoochee River to northern Florida, which had been largely stripped of its native population by European colonization.

Seminole ancestry in Oklahoma statistics

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

No 2006-2008 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates information is available for Seminole Oklahomans because the population falls below the 20,000 threshold.

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