Southeastern students attend Choctaw
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Native American students from Southeastern Oklahoma
State University recently
attended the 62nd annual Choctaw
Indian Fair in Choctaw, Mississippi.
Chris Wesberry, coordinator of
SOSU's Native American
Center, and Chantelle Standefer,
academic advisor, attended the Fair
with the students.
“Visiting the Choctaw and Chickasaw
Homelands gave our students the
opportunity to actually be in some
historically and culturally
significant places where our
ancestors lived and died,” Wesberry
said. “Visiting the Nanih Waiya
Mound and Cave and the Tchichitala
town site was unforgettable. We hope
that our students will pass this
experience on to others.”
Josh Riley, Kesha Fryer and Terri
Henry were among the students on the
trip. All were impressed by the
visit to the sacred
grounds of their ancestors.
“I was especially
excited to see the Nanih Waiya Cave,"
Riley said. "This cave is at the heart of the
Choctaw Creation story. I cannot
explain how it made me feel to be
able to do this.”
A highlight of the Fair was the
World Series of Stickball.
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