Jena Band of Choctaw Tribal Council Member

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in W

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home aft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtn

Jena Band of Choctaw Tribal Council Member and Tribal Historic Preservation Director Dana Masters shows Fellowship Elementary first grader Jackson Yates how to play the Choctaw game of stickball as part of their recent Choctaw Thanksgiving exhibition to showcase their culture to area students. Masters explained that the game is a full contact sport with no protection padding or helmets and the players use two sticks with curved netted ends to scoop up, catch and throw the ball at their team’s pole to score. She told students that the game was played by the tribes to settle disputes between tribal members and other tribes to avoid going to war and that the game
could be deadly but it was used to keep the peace within a tribe
 
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