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Native American Tribes - State of Oklahoma

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  • Wanada Parker (c.1875 - d.)
  • Nedle Parker (c.1875 - d.)
  • Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief (c.1848 - 1911)
    Quanah Parker was the last Chief of the Commanches and never lost a battle to the white man. His tribe roamed over the area where Pampas stands. He was never captured by the Army, but decided to surren...
  • Marjorie Tallchief, "première danseuse étoile"
    Marjorie Louise Tallchief (born 1927 in Denver, Colorado) was a ballerina of the Osage Nation. Career Tallchief was the first American Indian to be "première danseuse étoile" of...
  • Maria Tallchief (1925 - 2013)
    Maria Tallchief (born January 24, 1925) was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for he...

Notables

  • Maria Tallchief is honored in Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with four other Native-American ballerinas, with a larger than life-size bronze statue entitled "The Five Moons" in the garden of the Tulsa Historical Society, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Yvonne Chouteau
  • Rosella Hightower
  • Moscelyne Larkin
  • Marjorie Tallchief

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Osage Nation/Tribe