The Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee will host a story conference Sept. 24th and 25th. It will be held at the historic Bacone College. Tim Tingle (Choctaw) will co-host plus there will be fifteen well-known storytellers. Among them are Choogie Kingfisher (Keetoowah Cherokee), Ryan Mackey (Cherokee), Stella Long (Choctaw), Lorie Robins (Chickasaw), Greg Rodger (Choctaw/Chickasaw), Phillip Harjo (Seminole), LeAnne Howe (Choctaw), Dr. Phillip Carrol Moargan (Chickasaw/Choctaw), Dr. Daniel Littlefield (Cherokee), Joyce Bear (Muscogee) to name a few.

The conference requires pre-enrollment but there will be evening performances at the museum that will be free to the public. For more information: 918-683-1701 or 5civilizedtribes@sbcglobal.net

Another Indian event is the 2010 Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival in Bartlesville on Sept. 17th-19th, at the Bartlesville Community Center located at Adams and Cherokee in Bartlesville OK. There will be more than 30 artists displayed in the Center and outside there will be food and craft venders and traders with a variety of wares with the native American theme. There will be intertribal powwow and contests. There will be interactive traditional craft making and cultural demonstrations all weekend. Sunday there will be church service and a gospel sing.

Dianne Fallis and Nancy Lenhart Matthews have been invited by the Cherokee Indian Women's Storytelling group to tell Indian stories on Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm. Nancy will also be telling on Friday morning to the school children attending the festival.

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