Siyo and welcome to the official website of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

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.


Deadline Approaching for Miss & Jr. Miss Keetoowah Cherokee Pageant

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is accepting applications for the Miss, and Jr. Miss Keetoowah Cherokee.  The application deadline is Friday, July 18th, 2014.  The pageant will be held on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center, 100 North Water Street, Tahlequah, OK. 

Miss and Jr. Miss Keetoowah Cherokee will represent the tribe as a good-will ambassador during her reign.  Education Scholarships will be awarded to the winner, first, second and third runner ups of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 for Miss Keetoowah Cherokee and $300, $200, and $100 for Junior Miss Keetoowah Cherokee.

The theme for the 64th Annual United Keetoowah Band Celebration will be, “We Shall All Hold Hands”.  Contestants must be between the age of 13 and 17 years old by August 15, 2014 to compete for Jr. Miss, and 18 to 21 by August 15, 2014 to compete for Miss Keetoowah Cherokee. Contestants must be an exclusive UKB Tribal Member and present a copy of Tribal enrollment, show proof of school enrollment, provide two references, must not have been married or cohabitated, no children, and never convicted of a felony.

Pageant applications may be downloaded from the UKB Tribal website at beginning July 1st or picked up at the Federal programs building.  For any questions on the competition, categories or if assistance is needed please call Georgia Dick at (918) 456-8698 or 1-800-259-0093.

Download the application here.


United Keetoowah Band School Clothing Voucher Program

The United Keetoowah Band Human Services Department will begin distributing school clothing vouchers the fourth week of July.  The school clothing voucher program is for UKB children who are attending school in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade.  UKB membership ID and proof of school attendance must accompany each child in order to pick up voucher.
Enrollment is pre-verified.  If enrollment is not active, parents must turn in all missing documents to the enrollment department before a voucher will be issued.

Vouchers will be issued in the amount of $100 for school children Kindergarten through 8th grade, and $125 for students in grades 9 – 12.

Listed below are the distribution sites for each district:

Flint and Goingsnake Districts
Monday, July 21          10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stilwell Satellite Office
Cooweescoowee, Saline, and Delaware Districts
Tuesday, July 22          10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kenwood Community Building
Tahlequah District
Wednesday, July 23    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UKB Wellness Center
Illinois and Sequoyah Districts
Thursday, July 24                    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sallisaw Satellite Office (918-775-0920)
Canadian District
Friday, July 25, 2014   10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Civitan Park, Muskogee, Oklahoma
All others who miss district distribution dates or need to finish enrollment process may come in on Friday, August 1, to the UKB Wellness Center to pick up vouchers, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call the UKB Health and Human Services Department at 918-456-8698 or toll free at 800-259-0093.


UKB Offers Keetoowah History Presentation

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The John Hair Cultural Center & Museum invites everyone to come enjoy cool refreshments while learning more about the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees Indians in Oklahoma.  Ernestine Berry, Museum Director, presents Cherokee History as you’ve never heard it! Have you ever wondered why there are two Cherokee Tribes in Tahlequah? Is there really any difference between UKB and CNO? After this presentation, you will have a greater understanding of these two most commonly asked questions. Presentation will be held on June 26, 2014 at the UKB Wellness Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A fee of $20 per person and advance registration is required. UKB members are free (must present UKB membership card). Registration fees help support museum and cultural programs.

The JHCCM opened in October 2011 with a mission to educate the public about the history, customs and traditions of the Keetoowah Cherokee people. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information about the Keetoowah Cherokee culture or to register for a class, call 918-772-4389 or visit us at

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.