I am a proud native of the small town of Fayetteville, Kansas where I grew up. I went to school at Fayetteville USD and came home to the small town of Fayette, Kansas where I raised my family. My family was a part of a wonderful community where I was able to have access to many opportunities in the fields of agriculture and the arts.
Fayetteville, Kansas is a small farming town where most everyone around me was involved in agriculture. That’s not to say everyone’s farmer was a part of the Fayetteville community, but it’s one of the more economically stable parts of the country.
My family was also involved in the arts. I was a part of the National Association of Museums where I got to meet artists, learn about their work, and learn how to be a professional artist.
When I was growing up in Oklahoma, my great-grandparents were farmers. They had some cattle and a little bit of land, but the majority of their farm was planted with corn, soybeans, and vegetables. They also had a small farm that was planted a lot with fruit trees, but this farm was mostly what they grew, which is why we called it a fruit farm.
In the early 1900s my great-grandfather made a bunch of money helping to build a railroad that connected to Oklahoma’s first city, Tulsa. You can see how much my grandparents’ farm and the land on the other side of the railroad helped my great-grandfather make a fortune.
The land my great-grandfather owned was a piece of land between the railroad tracks and a creek that ran off the east side of the city. My great-grandfather also had a lot of land to the west of the city, which was pretty much where most of the land my family grew up on was.
My family’s history is actually pretty interesting. My grandfather and my great-grandfather both went to school in Tulsa and both had some pretty big fortunes. It’s also interesting because my great-grandmother is part Cherokee Indian. In her family tree, her parents are both pictured as being Cherokee Indian. Her father’s side of the family is the “tribe” that was the Cherokee Nation, which is the largest Native American tribe in Oklahoma.
Since the majority of my family’s history is Cherokee Indian, this makes me feel pretty culturally aware. Even though I’m not a Cherokee Indian, I still feel all of the cultural vibes.
The Cherokee Indian tribe have been in Oklahoma since 1731. There are also a few other tribes that came up with the term Cherokee and are still around today. There is also a Cherokee Indian tribe, but it’s not as big as the Cherokee Indian tribe.
Oklahoma’s Cherokee people are known as “the Tons” because they have ancestors across the United States from whom they are descended. It’s about time you get a close look at Oklahoma’s Cherokee people.