Five Tribes Story Conference to be held this September

The second annual Five Tribes Story Conference will be held in Muskogee Oklahoma, on September 16-17.

Sponsored by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the conference brings together some of Indian Country’s most renowned authors, artists, storytellers and professors.

Throughout the two days, tribal historians and native speakers will discuss a wide range of topics, from the Trail of Tears to the boarding school experience, encouraging audience questions and discussion. Evening concerts are free and open to the public and will feature storytellers from the Five Tribes – Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole.

Each of the performing storytellers has deep cultural understanding of his/her own tribe(s) and the American Indian. They have worked extensively with tribal elders to record and preserve their cultural stories.

Presenters for the conference are: LeAnn Howe, Choctaw, Keynote speaker, Tim Tingle, Choctaw, co-host, Greg Rodgers, Choctaw, co-host, Joy Harjo, Muscogee (Creek), Robert Lewis, Cherokee, Stella Long, Choctaw, Lynn Moroney, Chickasaw, Diane Glancy, Cherokee, Dr. Les Hannah, Cherokee, Dr. Phillip Carroll Morgan, Chickasaw/Choctaw, Dr. Jerry Lincecum, Virginia Stroud, Cherokee/Muscogee (Creek), and Kim Roppolo.

For more information on this other events at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, please contact 918-683-1701 or e-mail Visit the museum at 1101 Honor Heights Drive, Muskogee, OK.

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