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Where Tribe and Town Define Each Other

At many corners, vehicles are commanded to ᎠᎴᏫᏍᏙᏗ before they proceed into traffic. Along downtown avenues, signs stating Ꮭ ᎠᏗ ᏱᎩ mean drivers have to find other places to park. Street names and directions also appear in the Cherokee syllabary completed by Sequoyah in 1821. This is the heart of ᏣᎳᎩ. Tahlequah – the capital of the Cherokee Nation and the...

In It For the Long Haul

From Nofire to Nowhere, Oklahoma-born Wes Studi has a career that is anything but inconsequential. Studi, who received a Governors Award in October for lifetime achievement in film, is the first Native American actor to win an Academy Award. For more than three decades, he has portrayed strong, complex characters and helped break stereotypes common in the days when anglos...