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.


UKB Library Open to the Public

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma’s library is open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The library is located at the UKB Community Services building at the UKB Tribal complex. 

A computer lab is available along with a variety of books.  The UKB library also hosts guest speakers and events.   The library is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

For more information, contact UKB Education Director Susan Adair or Education Intake Specialist Della Wolfe at 918-456-8698.


John Hair Cultural Center & Museum - Classes and Events - Spring 2015

January 31, 2015                                 Pucker Toe Moccasin Class (Saturday 9:00-4:00 p.m.)

Participants will learn how to make their own pair of pucker toe moccasins. All materials will be provided. Students that participated in the 2014 class may attend this class free, if bringing own material.

February 28, 2015                               Finger Weaving Class (Saturday 9:00-4:00 p.m.)

Students will learn the basic art form of finger weaving using commercial yarn to create a belt, sash, straps, or other similar items through a non-loom weaving process.

March 16-20, 2105                              Spring Break Cultural Day Camp (8:00-5:00 p.m.)

Children in grades K-8 will participate in traditional crafts and games, go on scavenger hunts, meet Keetoowah elders and learn about the Keetoowah Cherokee language as well as healthy nutrition, diabetes, first aid, personal hygiene and much more through a variety of age appropriate activities.  Activities are designed for children in grades K-8. Admission is $10 per student and helps cover the cost of meals and tee shirts.

April 11, 2015                                      John Hair Birthday Storytelling (Saturday 12:00-2:00 p.m.)

Public is invited to join us in a birthday celebration for former Councilman and Chief, John Hair, who served the Tribe for twenty-two years, eight of which he served as chief (1983-1991). His influence and compassion for the wellbeing of his people is acknowledged and appreciated at the Cultural Center and Museum that bears his name. Storytelling hosted by UKB Tradition Keeper, Sequoyah Guess and the Turtle Island Liars Club.

Classes are designed for a maximum of 12 students per session, unless being presented as a group assembly program. UKB History Presentations are available by request.

An advance registration fee of $25 per person is required at least 7 days prior to program date. 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 fee includes lunch for Saturday classes and snacks for evening programs. Some classes will require a $40 registration fee to help cover cost of supplies. Participants will be notified within 5 days of program date if class is cancelled due to lack of minimum registrations and a full refund will be granted.  

The John Hair Cultural Center & Museum is dedicated to bringing Keetoowah Cherokee history, culture, and traditions to the public through exhibits, presentations, and cultural demonstrations that stimulate discovery, enjoyment and understanding of Keetoowah Cherokee heritage and ways of living. 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


UKB Christmas Gift Cards For Keetoowah Cherokee Youth

In what has become a holiday tradition, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma will once again be distributing Christmas Gift Cards to Wal-Mart in the amount of $25 to all UKB tribal youth, from newborns to 18 years of age.  Youth must be exclusive UKB members.  Cards will be distributed by district in December by the UKB District Representatives.  Each district representative will have a list of children in their district.  Below is a list of distribution dates and meetings by district.

 Dec. 9              Saline District Meeting and Gift Card Distribution

                         Kenwood Gym, 7 p.m.

                         Saline District Rep. Charles Smoke – (918) 457-7071


Dec. 11            Flint District Meeting and Gift Card Distribution

                         Stilwell Satellite Office, 6 – 8 p.m.p.m.

                         Flint District Rep. Tom Duncan – 918-507-1314


Dec. 11            Sequoyah District Meeting and Gift Card Distribution

                         Sallisaw Satellite Office, 5:30 p.m.

                         Sequoyah District Rep. Barry Dotson, 918-207-2990


Dec. 12            Tahlequah District Gift Card Distribution

.                       Wellness Center, 5:30 -8  p.m.

                        Tahlequah District Rep. Betty Holcomb, 918-822-3805


Dec. 12            Goingsnake and Delaware Districts Gift Card Distribution

                        Kansas, Oklahoma (located in the building

                        where the sub-office used to be) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

                         Goingsnake District Rep. William Christie – 918-822-3803

                         Delaware District Rep. Jerry Hansen – 918-822-3804



 Dec. 15            Delaware District Gift Card Distribution

                          Jay Community Building, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

                          Delaware District Rep. Jerry Hansen – 918-822-3804


Dec 16             Goingsnake District Gift Card Distribution

                        Stilwell Satellite Office 10 a.m. -7 p.m.

                        Goingsnake District Rep. William Christie – 918-822-3803


Dec. 16            Illinois District Meeting and Gift Card Distribution

                         Sallisaw Satellite Office,  6:30 p.m.

                         Illinois District Rep. Peggy Girty – 918-457-7067



                        Canadian District – no date given

                         Canadian District Rep. Eddie Sacks – 918-822-1957


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