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We invite you to take a look around and find out who we are and why we are known as the Traditional, Historic & Cultural Keetoowah Cherokees.


2014 Election Results


UKB offers November cultural classes

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is offering cultural classes in November. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about Keetoowah Cherokee seasonal gatherings, harvesting, using natural materials and how to make stickball sticks.

The Gathering and Harvesting series is a two part class that begins on November 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will meet at the John Hair Cultural Center and Museum and travel to the field where they will learn how to identify, gather, and prepare natural materials such as buck brush for basket making. The second part of the Gathering and Harvesting class will be held on November 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to prepare and use the natural materials to make their own basket.  Registration is $25 per person and includes both parts as well as transportation to the gathering site.

The Stickball Stick Making Class will be held on November 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class will be held outdoors, around an open fire where participants will learn how to make a handcrafted stickball stick. Registration is $40 per person.

Cultural classes are provided by the John Hair Cultural Center & Museum. Advance registration is required. UKB members receive a 50% discount (must present UKB membership card).  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to program date.  Registration fees help cover cost of supplies, instruction and lunch. November classes are open to the general public but designed for adults 18 years of age or older.

The JHCCM opened in October 2011 with a mission to educate the public about the history, customs and traditions of the Keetoowah Cherokee people.  For more information about the Keetoowah Cherokee culture or to register for cultural classes, visit us at or call 918-772-4389.


UKB Releases Official Candidate List for 2014 Election Cycle

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma’s Election Board has released the Official List of Candidates for the 2014 Election.  Nine district representatives will be elected and will serve two year terms beginning in January 2015. 

A special election for Assistant Chief will be held to fill the vacated office for the remainder of the four year term.  The office was vacated with the passing of the late Charles Locust.  The UKB Election will be held on Monday, November 3rd.  For more information, contact the UKB Election Board at 918-456-8421.

Candidates include:
DELAWARE DISTRICT: Jerry Hansen and Adalene Smith
FLINT DISTRICT: Tom Duncan and Woodrow Proctor
GOINGSNAKE DISTRICT: William Christie and Marcella Foreman
SEQUOYAH DISTRICT: Barry Dotson and George McCoy
TAHLEQUAH DISTRICT: Betty Holcomb, Anile Locust, James Reese, and JC Wilson
ASSISTANT CHIEF: Susan Adair, Elizabeth Bird, Joe Bunch, and Dallas Proctor

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.