Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meet Native America: Orvena "Twiggy" Gregory, Second Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation

http://blog.nmai.si.edu/main/2014/03/meet-native-america-orvena-gregory.html

Meet Native American. The National Museum of the American Indian.

"In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Together, their responses illustrate the diversity of the indigenous communities of the Western Hemisphere, as well as their shared concerns, and offer insights beyond what’s in the news to the ideas and experiences of Native peoples today." 
-Dennis Zotigh, NMAI 

Orvena “Twiggy” Gregory, second chief of the Sac and Fox Nation. Image Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian's Blog.
Orvena “Twiggy” Gregory, second chief of the Sac and Fox Nation.
Image Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian's Blog.
"Where is your nation located?
The jurisdiction of the Sac and Fox Nation is located within three counties in Oklahoma—Payne, Lincoln, and Pottawatomie. The headquarters are located approximately five miles south of Stroud, Oklahoma.

Where was your nation originally from?
The Sac and Fox are Algonquin and are a Woodland tribe who originally came from the western Great Lakes region."
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