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By Jolene Schonchin
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:06pm

Dr. Cornell Pewewardy, center, is surrounded by supporters of his proposal to recognize Indigenous People's Day on the second Monday of October, in the city of Lawton, Okla., which is also known as Columbus Day.

By Jolene Schonchin
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:05pm

Christmas was celebrated by the Quanah Parker Descendants Organization through a Christmas Powwow, held December 25 at Watchetaker Hall, Comanche Nation Complex. Numerous local businesses donated toys and other items for children’s gifts, and Santa made a special delivery during the celebration.

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We are the Comanche Nation and in our native language “Nʉmʉnʉʉ” (NUH-MUH-NUH) which means, “The People”. We are known as “Lords of the Plains” and were once a part of the Shoshone Tribe. In the late 1600’s and early 1700’s we moved off from our Shoshone kinsmen onto the northern Plains and then southerly in search a new homeland. We Migrated across the Plains, through Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. We ultimately settled here in Southwest Oklahoma. The horse was a key element in Comanche culture. The people mastered their skills on horseback and gained a tremendous advantage in times of war. 

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