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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • TOMORROW!
    January 20, 2016 2:16 PM

  • No AoA Deliveries Due to Road Conditions
    December 29, 2015 9:19 AM

    The AoA program will not be delivering meals today, due to hazardous road conditions.

  • Wichitas to Hold New Year’s Eve Watch Night
    December 29, 2015 9:18 AM

      The Wichita Little Sisters and Young Men’s Society are sponsoring a New Year’s Eve Watch Night on December 31, 2015. Activities will begin with a pot luck supper at 6:00 PM followed by handgame and social and tribal dances. Just prior to midnight there will be a session of ghost dance and then a […]

  • Home Improvement Program for Elders 55 and Over
    December 22, 2015 9:23 AM

    On December 17, 2015, the Wichita Executive Committee, by a vote of 4-0-1, approved the Home Improvement Program guidelines for Elders 55 and over.  Applications will be available beginning January 5, 2016.  No one will be able to receive an application prior to Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  No applications will be printed prior to this […]

  • Walk Your Mocs
    November 13, 2015 11:21 AM

    In Recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month and “ROCK YOUR MOCS”  Day the Special Diabetes Program is Hosting a Diabetes Awareness Walk and Rock Your Mocs Contest. Where:  Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Complex When:  10am—12pm Registration:  9am What:  1 mile walk/run and Moccasins contest Health Screening provided Participants receive T-Shirt/Water Bottle Contest for best moccasins Snacks […]

  • AoA Thanksgiving Luncheon
    November 13, 2015 11:17 AM

    AoA Thanksgiving Dinner will be on Thursday, November 19. We invite all Wichita Elders to enjoy this meal with us.

  • Storm Shelter survey
    November 13, 2015 10:14 AM

    Storm Shelter Survey-We have received several of the storm shelter surveys back. Please make sure that you fill out the form that was in the October and November newspapers if you are interested in the Tribe having a storm shelter program. Identifying that there is a need for many helps us put a program in […]

  • Support Group
    September 21, 2015 9:56 AM

  • Food Distribution- Upcoming Cooking Demos
    August 31, 2015 1:11 PM

  • After School Program Enrollment Begins Today
    August 31, 2015 1:11 PM

Wichita Tribal Princess

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                                         Charlie D. McAdams

                                           

                                              2015-2016

 

                                         Wichita Tribal Princess

 

Charlie D. McAdams is an enrolled member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. She is the 14 year old daughter of Cassandra McAdams and Charles Chalepah, the granddaughter of the late Ardina and Gary McAdams, and great granddaughter of Louie and Elva Mae Miller, and great-great-granddaughter of Moses and Minnie Caley. She is a direct descendent of Tawakoni Dave and Old Man Kiowa. On her paternal side, she is the granddaughter of Carolyn Chalepah, the great-granddaughter of Clarence "Blackie" and Sally Chalepah, and a direct descendent of Apache John.

She has been an active member of the Wichita Little Sisters for 14 years. In 2012-13, she served as the organization's princess. . She has been invited to perform across the state for various groups, as a member, as well as with the Anadarko Dance Troup of which she is also a member. Membership in this inter-tribal organization has provided her the opportunity to learn about other tribes and has learned some Kiowa hymns, as well as other dance styles. She has assisted her mother in helping tech the other members with learning Wichita dances, songs, language, and Native American sign language. She has competed for 9 years in the Native American Youth Language Fair at the Sam Noble Museum, placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd several times in groups, and 1st as an individual in this most recent competition. She attends the Wichita Young Men's Society classes, learning more Wichita songs, and has participated in many cultural classes including basket weaving, beadwork, language class, and archery. She has been involved in the Wichita-Pawnee visitation, the oldest traditional ceremony the tribe continues, since she was born. She has participated in Pawnee traditions such as the Young Dog Dance and Kitkehaki Dance, and has been learning about the sweat lodge and its meaning. She is interested in learning the history of our people and traditions to eventually pass them on to her children and future generations.

Charlie began this academic year as a freshman at Anadarko High School and plays softball. She has been a member of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) club and plans to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University following graduation. After majoring in zoology at SWOSU, she hopes to continue education at Oklahoma State University with an ultimate goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian to care for buffalo.

One day she hopes to be Miss Indian Oklahoma and stated that her previous title gave her the opportunity to meet people of other tribes. She plans to use the Wichita Tribal Princess title as a platform to be an example for other young ladies, believing that culture can be preventative against plagues on Indian country like alcohol and drugs. Vowing to do her best to well represent her tribe, family, and self in a positive manner, she hopes to meet more people and get to know the tribe better. She says, "Itis a great honor to serve as our princess. I am proud to be Kirkir:i?s Wichita. Our ways are good. I'll do my very best to represent our people in a good way. Thank you for all of your support. So:tic?a."