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Here are some of our old Guest Book entries.

A video showing the Chilocco campus, September 2003, is available for a contribution. The address to send your request and whatever you are able to send monetarily is:

Donna Flood
4410 Quail Ridge Rd.
Ponca City, Ok.  74604

The winds of change are in the air and there is talk of a museum at Chilocco. Also, there are those who are knowledgable about these things and they are interested in trying to get the school on the National
Registrar for Endangered Historical Places. This is just a step, but one worth pursuing.

There is music and some narration on the tape. However, the music is low so that when you show your children and grandchildren and friends your old school campus you, yourself will be able to narrate, telling them about your own personal experiences while you were there.


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alastair@electricscotland.com
Date:
7/13/00
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12:29:45 PM
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What a great resource... well done for bringing all this together :-)


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NDNKAKES4U@aol.com
Date:
7/13/00
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3:02:29 PM
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You have spent many years and long hours in compiling your research to make your book happen for everyone to enjoy. What a great way to share your family heritage.


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Labatice@aol.com
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7/13/00
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3:08:55 PM
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Great job Donna, I love the attention to detail, and accuracy. I don't think you left a stone unturned.

Brad Bowman


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jeatsax@msn.com
Date:
7/14/00
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1:54:42 AM
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Terrific to see your family history page. I'm Jeatsax@msn.com who writes the Stories and Stovies sections. I know how you feel, about the excitement in being able to share your family and stories you learned from your family with the rest of the world. It's the best way I know to honor our loved ones and keep their lives with us. All the best, Charlotte in Phoenix


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earthmom@poncacity.net
Date:
7/14/00
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9:47:39 AM
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Such a gift of love is an example to all those who value the preservation of a culture and the significance of a family's heritage. Thank you for sharing your many hours of dedication. I hope the fruits of your labor are joy and peace.

T.L Walker, Executive Director Standing Bear Foundation Ponca City, Ok.


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cheroproud@aol.com
Date:
7/14/00
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11:21:58 AM
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Exceptionally well done, Donna. I know you are very proud and I congratulate you.

Tony Mack McClure Author/Cherokee Proud


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cheroproud@aol.com
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7/14/00
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11:23:35 AM
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Exceptionally well done, Nancy. Iknow you are very proud and I congratulate you.

Tony Mack McClure Author/Cherokee Proud


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dwatkins@cswnet.com
Date:
7/14/00
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5:46:09 PM
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Donna; it is so good to see your book published for all of the family and friends to see. You have done us all a very big favor. Thanks from the Watkins in Arkansas side of the family. DeLinda and Ronny


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strahl@gj.net
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7/14/00
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8:56:39 PM
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To see your passion of recording your family's history in the compassionate, caring way in which you have accomplished it is wonderful to read. Andrea


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maggieblue@iname.com
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7/15/00
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7:05:15 PM
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What a wonderful work has been put together here - I am sending this site to all my students. I think it will inspire their painting. Thank you so much for giving this to us so freely. God bless all your efforts - Superb!!!


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Date:
7/15/00
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8:32:59 PM
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Very nice job

Joe Little Brear


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stonee@stones.com
Date:
7/17/00
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8:35:54 AM
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This is a great site which is full of commitment and love. I know you have given serveral years of deicated work to compiling all this information that not only gives you your family history but also for those who are around you know and those yet to come in the generations to come. You have blessed them with a personal family history which I know they will cherish. Also you have helped others to see how faimly history can be setup in either a book form or a website. <P> Congradulations for a work well done. <BR> Stonee / Stonees WebLodge www.ilhawaii.net/~stony


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kharis.e.flood@usa.conoco.com
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7/17/00
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11:30:55 AM
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My mother has worked very hard all of these years to put this wonderful book together and I appreciate that even more than any one could know, because I saw all the hard work she did and all the long hours of research that went into this. But what I appreciate most of all, is that even though she took on this time consuming project, she and my father have never stopped helping me and have always had the time for me and my daughter through all of the good and bad times in our life. Because of them I have my health, my beautiful daughter and a wonderful person at my side. I appreciate you mom and dad for everything. Thank you for this book and all the love I know went into it.

I love you!

Your daughter,

Kay Flood


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anita.obarymskyj@sympatico.ca
Date:
7/20/00
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9:23:30 PM
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Donna, I did enjoy your art very much, you do have a tremendous talent. Also your poems are great. I only started to view your webpage just as soon as I got your email. Thank you for letting me share your family heritage. Anita Obarymskyj, from Canada


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dfcarroll_99@yahoo.com
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7/21/00
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7:50:20 PM
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Best of luck Donna,I hope the whole world will read your book,which no doubt took tremendous effort and determination.I am sure readers will find it both interesting and fascinating. David F.Carroll


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jibbyup@poncacity.net
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7/31/00
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8:13:15 PM
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Thanks for letting me look at your web page. I think its great that you finally finished it. I looked at your gardening page too. I was wondering if you're on both rural water and have a well? Again, good job. Anna


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valaniz@erols.com
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8/6/00
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12:08:55 PM
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As an American Indian with a desire to "put down the family history", this website was brought to my attention by my daughter who is an artist and lives in Ponca City, Oklahoma. It has inspired me to continue what seems like a fruitless search for my ancestors and also to write names and dates on the back of my photos.


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mcormick@oztech.com
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8/7/00
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9:41:50 PM
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Really enjoyed. I am the great gandson of walsie jones pierce. Lex McCormick


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deliaj@swbell.net
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8/12/00
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11:50:22 AM
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Part of the Jones family visited today. Arnold, Frieda, Delia and Holly Jones. We copied some of the sections so there would be more time to read over it. This is very interesting!


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JRH0616@AOL.com
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8/17/00
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4:59:50 PM
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What a wonderful, wonderful Web Site! Congradulations to all of you! It is truly a pleasure to read of your family.

Emac27


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ajjstierwalt@hotmail.com
Date:
8/21/00
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12:03:46 PM
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Just opened picture book and took a glance, am interested in reading more when time permits.


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Brownscd99@columbus.rr.com
Date:
8/30/00
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6:00:32 AM
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This is a beautiful sight. Wish I could find out about my mother's side, or I should say my people on my mothers side. She was of the BlackFoot Nation, but she is gone now, and with her, all the information and stories she had.


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sultuska@flash.net
Date:
8/30/00
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9:36:29 AM
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HI DONNA:


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dwatkins@cswnet.com
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8/30/00
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4:27:58 PM
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Hi Donna, I really enjoyed the information you added on your mothers family. Thank You for keeping me updated.

DeLinda


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dwatkins@cswnet.com
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8/30/00
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4:28:13 PM
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Hi Donna, I really enjoyed the information you added on your mothers family. Thank You for keeping me updated.

DeLinda


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blueox@paulbunyan.net
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8/31/00
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2:35:32 PM
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Thank you very much.A look into our past. We now may see connections to our future thanks to your hard work.


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collinsoldstuff@aol.com
Date:
9/2/00
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9:00:19 AM
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You've done a great job. I am impressed.

Linda Collins


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Cmahjoub@aol.com
Date:
9/24/00
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12:19:06 AM
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What a treasure of a web site! Thank you!


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rldoman@kvi.fanz.net
Date:
10/3/00
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12:21:40 PM
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Wonderful book of pictures ... the best I have seen so far. It's going to take me time to investigate the whole thing, but believe me ... I will!

God bless, birdie - Mike Clarks 2nd cousin


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aicirtap99@aol.com
Date:
10/16/00
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3:13:44 PM
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Wonderful pieces of history. For those of us many generations removed from our native american ancestors yours are the only "family" pictures we have. Thank you very much for sharing them with us. Sincerely, Patty France Sharpsburg, MD


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featherfootexpress@hotmail.com
Date:
11/17/00
Time:
4:58:30 PM
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thanks for the correspondence this date. great stuff on chilocco and your family history.

john h peacock, chilocco grad 1969, usmc 1970-73, usarmy 1973-76, indian health service 1977-1994, bia-otfm 1994-96; indian health service 1996-present. education: LA 1979 Rogers State College and BSBA Universtiy of Phoenix 2000. Children: Jacqueline 17 w/son Jessica 15 Jonah 13 Married: Cleo Heap of Birds-Peacock, Cheyenne, Case Manager-Clinton Indian Hospital, MSBA, BSN


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11/28/00
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1:53:28 PM
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Just checking in, it's great. Cuz Toad


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jly@ionet.net
Date:
12/3/00
Time:
10:07:56 PM
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Donna you have done a beautiful job on your site, I have enjoyed it very much, I wanted to let you know that I have heard from Jackie Defoor, she has e-mailed me. Her mother, Evelyn Lochridge used to write me often and was also a Jones Researcher, I have many pictures of her line, and they will be in the "Joneses Revisited" book that hopefully will be out toward the end of 2001 which will be my 6th family publication and also my last.


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csierrasue@aol.com
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1/21/01
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11:43:42 PM
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I am the gggggranddaughter of William Henry "Beaver Jones and Rhoda (Holloway) Jones and can not put into words the way I am feeling at this minute. To have this much information about where I came from and who went before is so moving. Thank you, Thank you Donna Flood for all of the hard work and many years of research you have done for all of us. California is a long way from my "roots" but you have made the distance seem so small.


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stepbrat@yahoo.com
Date:
2/22/01
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2:36:13 PM
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My name is Karen (formerly Passino/Pinsonneau/Pensoneau,etc)

My direct line is from Francois Pinsonneau dit LaFleur, through his son Jacques. Jacques is the father of Paschal Pinsonneau I, and great grandfather of Paschal II, and great great grandfather of Stephen Pensoneau.

Thanks for all the information. You have put together an interesting web site.

Karen


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rsm@gol.com
Date:
3/15/01
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2:14:42 AM
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This is delightful! I was thrilled to find Gosneys and Griffings here--John W. Gosney and Sarah L. Griffing were my great-grandparents. (Their daughter Eunice was my grandmother.)

Keep up the good work!

ruth south mccreery rsm@gol.com


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meg@canal.fsnet.co.uk
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4/15/01
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12:25:19 PM
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I have read every page of your 'picture book' and found it totally absorbing - what a lot of time and effort has gone into it; it is a fascinating study; thank you for sharing it with us. I learnt about it through the 'postbag' of Cheshire Ancestor Journal.. I started my family research quite recently and have already found and met relatives in Atlanta as well as living relatives in Lancashire. I am enjoying my research enormously - but I doubt I will ever be able to have a picture book as interesting as yours; but who knows.... Regards Meg Dawson. Yorkshire England


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paulak@ptsi.net
Date:
6/2/01
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7:14:26 PM
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I loved reading the family history,Donna. I see thatyou have done a lot of research and hard work to complete this. Congratulations and thanks for all of the imput of the family


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paulak@ptsi.net
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6/2/01
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7:23:10 PM
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You have done a beautiful job of research and a lot of hard work to put together a wonderful family book that everyone of the family will enjoy. Thank you for all your hard work. Enjoyed it so much. I ampassing it on to my kids. Love, Your cousin

Paualagean King


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bowers101@pgen.net
Date:
10/2/01
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8:45:09 PM
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Hello

I wonder if you can help me.

My dad believes there is a clan whom our family name of Bowman is aligned to. Can anybody shed any light on this.

Thanks

Stuart


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charmyb2001@yahoo.com
Date:
10/29/01
Time:
3:25:42 PM
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Thank you. Enjoyed reading the history as well as the picture. Did not know the girls stayed in cottages and learned how to entertain "European style." Nice picture of Dad. Charmain Billy


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charmyb2001@yahoo.com
Date:
10/29/01
Time:
3:31:41 PM
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Thank you. Enjoyed reading the history as well as the picture. Did not know the girls stayed in cottages and learned how to entertain "European style." Nice picture of Dad. Also enjoyed your comments about how the Europeans learned about the "intelligence, willingness to cooperate, and strong values of the Native." Charmain Billy


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charmyb2001@yahoo.com
Date:
10/29/01
Time:
3:32:15 PM
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Thank you. Enjoyed reading the history as well as the pictures. Did not know the girls stayed in cottages and learned how to entertain "European style." Nice picture of Dad. Also enjoyed your comments about how the Europeans learned about the "intelligence, willingness to cooperate, and strong values of the Native." Charmain Billy


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dan
Date:
11/6/01
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1:22:40 PM
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my grandfolks went to the school, the Pappans


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dangel@dcmdw.dcma.mil
Date:
11/6/01
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1:23:22 PM
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my grandfolks went to the school, the Pappans


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snflrw@yahoo.com
Date:
11/9/01
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9:16:41 AM
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Donna,I love all the old photographs. A person can see so much history in pictures and the interesting stories. Trudy Collins Williams


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jeb0915@aol.com
Date:
11/13/01
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10:25:08 AM
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This is a wonderful place. My grandfather, John Mabry, was a student at Chilocco in approx. 1895. My mother has always cherished a school picture she had of him in uniform. This has closed the link for both me and my mother.


EMail:
jeb0915@aol.com
Date:
11/13/01
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10:25:20 AM
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This is a wonderful place. My grandfather, John Mabry, was a student at Chilocco in approx. 1895. My mother has always cherished a school picture she had of him in uniform. This has closed the link for both me and my mother.


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mgw1812@atel.net
Date:
11/30/01
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4:48:50 PM
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My father Albert Wood and his sisters and one bother went to Cilocco. They were orphans. My father talked fondly for Chilocco. I belive Albert Wood graduated in early 1930's late 1920's. thank you for this site. Martin G Wood


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12/5/01
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7:33:51 PM
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gtenbear@hotmail.com
Date:
12/11/01
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3:21:04 PM
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Thank you for the website and it was great to read and see pictures of Chilocco. Some of those buildings have not changed much down thru the ages. I graduated in 1969, at that time, I think there were 1200 at Chilocco. Quite a few that we rate class AA. Which meant we were slaughter in football by those area teams which played together since grade school. Again Thanks.


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jthobbies@hotmail.com
Date:
12/26/01
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1:06:41 AM
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Hello and thank you for a great site. It is suprising to find it! I am a grandson of a graduate of the Chilocco school (1931) and it is an interesting piece of family history for me. Thanks again!


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loris@paulbunyan.net
Date:
2/13/02
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10:49:34 PM
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Hello Donna: Thank you so much for your wonderful web site...I really enjoyed the history of the Chilocco Indian School. I graduated from there in 1970. I like many others have very fond memories of there. Again, super job, so well done. (Delores J. Smith, nee English)


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pgallegos@kscable.com
Date:
2/23/02
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11:07:43 PM
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thank you for the info on this school i wish i could see the school and get people to gether and reopen this and put it back like it use to be sincerly michael gallegos chairman of the board for the mid america all indian center in wichita


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lynnstumblingbear@hotmail.com
Date:
2/27/02
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10:28:12 PM
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Nice site. My mother and her brother and sisters (The Cheadle Family - Chickasaws) went to Chilocco in the 40's. Mike Gallegos (Director of Mid-America All Indian Center, Wichita, KS) told me about this site. The school now stands in disrepair. Sad. I remember it back in the '60's when Mother and step-father worked there.


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sjames67@hotmail.com
Date:
2/28/02
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10:37:59 PM
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I am a 1968 graduate of Chilocco and was taken with the pictures of Chilocco in the 1930's and 1946 - they were different from the Chiocco I remember and miss. Dr. Wall was superintendent when I was there and he was a quiet, but proud man. You know, I still dream of Chilocco 2-3 times a week and they are very vivid. I dream of home 3 & 5, the hub, the fountain and the bridge to the health center. I remember running around in the rain behind home 3 after a brief dry spell. I guess it is true - there are some things you can't forget, like your first love. Mine was at Chilocco. Oh, I waws Sonja Smith in my Chilocco days.


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APACHYWOMAN@AOL.COM
Date:
3/1/02
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8:15:35 PM
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I HAVE READ THE ARTICLE WITH GREAT INTEREST. HOWEVER, WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR AR THE RECORDS OF MY FAMILY WHO ATTENDED THE CHILOCCO SCHOOL IN THE EARLY 1900'S. WOULD YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW WHERE I CAN INFORMATION ON THE RECORDS OF ATTENDANCE. THANK- YOU JOSIE RODRIGUEZ


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APACHYWOMAN@AOL.COM
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3/1/02
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8:15:45 PM
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I HAVE READ THE ARTICLE WITH GREAT INTEREST. HOWEVER, WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR AR THE RECORDS OF MY FAMILY WHO ATTENDED THE CHILOCCO SCHOOL IN THE EARLY 1900'S. WOULD YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW WHERE I CAN INFORMATION ON THE RECORDS OF ATTENDANCE. THANK- YOU JOSIE RODRIGUEZ


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lmbegay@srpnet.com
Date:
3/12/02
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11:23:33 AM
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I came across your site today and find information on the Indian School very interesting. Both my parents (Navajo) attended Chilocco during the mid-1950s. Dad is Arnold Begay and mom is Alma Jones. I wondered what kind of school it was....mom passed away so I never had a chance to hear all the stories....and wondering if anyone knew my parents back then....if so I'd like to hear....


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rbarr@cherokee.org
Date:
4/1/02
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11:46:02 AM
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Very informative site. Keep up the good work, people need to know.


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kmeans@mail.bigdam.net
Date:
4/11/02
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1:36:42 AM
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my name is kathy means i attended chilocco 9/75 - 6/77. I met my husband at chilocco. his name is jon batten he graduated in 6/76 from chilocco. We revisted chilocco in 98 when we drove down with the family to watch our son graduate from riverside indian school. It was sad to see the place in that condition after all these years. I am thankful for the experience of attending school there. Mrs. Larney taught me well in typing class. She was strict in class but I know now what she was trying to instill in me she was only preparing me. I have worked for IHS for 15 years. I was able to apply what she has taught me in typing class to my chosen career. well goodbye. kathy means


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kmeans@mail.bigdam.net
Date:
4/11/02
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1:38:37 AM
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my name is kathy means I attended chilocco 9/75 - 6/77. I met my husband at chilocco. His name is jon batten he graduated in 6/76 from chilocco. We revisited chilocco in 98 when we drove down with the family to watch our son graduate from Riverside Indian School. It was sad to see the place in that condition after all these years. I am thankful for the experience of attending school there. Mrs. Larney taught me well in typing class. She was strict in class but I know now what she was trying to instill in me she was only preparing me. I have worked for IHS for 15 years. I was able to apply what she has taught me in typing class to my chosen career. well goodbye. kathy means


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jetcitty@unm.edu
Date:
4/11/02
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4:41:57 PM
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My name is Janet C. Etcitty (Bitah). I graduated from Chilocco in 1968. I always wanted to go back to Chilocco but never have the time. I wanted to know when they will have another Reunion. If you do know please e-mail me. Thank you for the picture but do you have a picture of Home five and six. Again thank you.


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apollo89@iowatelecom.net
Date:
4/15/02
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1:09:42 AM
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Hi, I have decided to sign your guest book. I was a student at Chilocco back in the school year 70/71. I was a freshman than. I had to transfer though because there was some sort of turmoil with students and the system. Anyway, my parents came after me and I had to transfer. I am from Tama, Iowa, Meskwaki Tribe. I have often wondered what became of Chilocco. I really liked the school back than. My name is Adrienne Mauskemo.


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garyfrazier50@aol.com
Date:
4/18/02
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5:05:53 AM
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I hope to do with my family history what you have done with yours. Job well done. This should inspire others to do what you have done.

Gary Frazier, Cedar Hill, Texas


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jtoeplitz@yahoo.com
Date:
4/23/02
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1:46:34 PM
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Mary Lou Bacon Toeplitz class of 1946 Choctaw Tribe.Enjoyed the book very much and would be interested in anymore history. Please forward it to my son at the email below.


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buttons899@yahoo.com   or  bjberry01@msn.com
Date:
4/23/02
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4:15:54 PM
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Henry Joseph Berry (Buttons) attended Chilocco about the year's 1964-1967 Got caought sneaking off the grounds for alcohol. Was put in the luggage storage room handcuffed to a cement post all night. Mr. Black shaved my head the next day and I had to perform at least 200 hours of cleaning to attend dances. I would likt to find a few peole that was there at the time to see how they are doing


EMail:
Serrena@Serrena.net
Date:
4/24/02
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10:24:45 PM
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My Great Grandfather attended Chilocco. I am seeking more ing=formation. All help is greatly appreciated.


EMail:
Serrena@Serrena.net
Date:
4/24/02
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10:24:55 PM
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My Great Grandfather attended Chilocco. I am seeking more ing=formation. All help is greatly appreciated.


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sonny.ortiz@ci.seattle.wa.us
Date:
4/26/02
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8:39:42 PM
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What a great trip back into the past. I only attended Chilocco for 2 years, freshman & sophmore, 1971 to 1973. I still have friends across the country that I met there, and think of and grin. It was so nice being around people that were like you. This is a fun site to visit! Thanks, Sonny


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Nurmela@comcast.com
Date:
4/29/02
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6:37:48 PM
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We have been looking for John W. Brewer and america hunter for along time.They are direct grandparents to us, We cannot tell you how much we appreciate all the hard work you have done and shared it with others. the pictures bring them so much closer to us and our family. Again, God Bless you and thank you


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jct@hotmail.com
Date:
5/2/02
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11:47:08 PM
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my grandpa went to school here, i thought i would look and see what all you had, didn't see my grandpa but i liked what i read. his name was john washington tiger, he also had a sister mandy jane tiger.


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jct18@hotmail.com
Date:
5/2/02
Time:
11:47:38 PM
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my grandpa went to school here, i thought i would look and see what all you had, didn't see my grandpa but i liked what i read. his name was john washington tiger, he also had a sister mandy jane tiger.


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Nurmela@comcast.net
Date:
5/4/02
Time:
9:30:55 PM
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I enjoyed reading this web site, My mother's ggrandparents were John W. Brewer and Amerika Hunter. If you have any clue as to who Amerika's parents were. darlene Nurmela


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I'm enrolled Yakama & 1/2 Assiniboine Sioux from the Yaka reservation in Toppenish, WA I graduated from Chilocco in Jan. 7 of 1967. Those days of carefree days are my best memories and I think its great to have this site for old graduates. My sister and I went to Chilocco June 8th of this year and had the joyful opportunity to walk & drive around the site. Home 5 is still standing and in goog shape. My e-mail ------jetabe@yakama.com


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Been searching the Collins family from Missouri. My husband is a Keith and we found out there are Collins (my paternal grandmother's side) and Byers (my paternal grandfather's side). I do know that I have a Cherokee heritage, several generations back. My great-grandparents, Collins, had many children; some of which were Bertha, Frank,Henry, Ella (my grandmother), Minnie, Henry, and Mabel. There may have been more but I don't remember. My grandmother, Ella Collins, married Harry Byers in the late 1800's and had two daughters: Helen (my mother) and Marie. My mother married William Matthew Edwards and had three children: William Carlton Edwards, Helen Doris, and Sharon Joyce Edwards (myself.) I was married and later divorced and am now happily married to Ervin Eugene Keith, Sr. Amaziningly, he and I resemble each other and the little girl Ina who died and there is a picture in this web site of her, looks a lot like me! My mother's family settled in Iron county and St. Francois County, Missouri. I cannot find a thing on our part of the family until my husband discovered this connection. If you have any clues as to who I am, please contact me. Sharon Keith


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This is very interesting. I love it. Bev Moses 1961 from Muckleshoot, Washington


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Donna, I was thrilled to find your Chilocco web page. I served in in the 45th division, Co. C from Chilocco (1950-1952) Mr Mueller let me graduate with my class of 1951 by correspondence. I loved all your pictures, especially the stately acidemic building. I almost fell off it's roof while working with Martin Sanders to patch a leak. I know you will most likely reconize my sur name. Both of my Parents worked at Chilocco. Bless you, Ken Hollowell


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Hello, my name is Ted Grant, Graduate of 1973. My Grandmother, Fannie Moore Grant, graduated from Chilocco in 1910. My parents, William (Bill) Grant and Adah Mae Cerre Grant also graduated from Chilocco in 1948. My brother, Jim Grant, graduated in 1973 also. My sister, Arlene Grant, graduated in 1976. I am currently a resident here at Chilocco Indian School, providing Security Services.

The memories of Chilocco Indian School will always be a part of my life.


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Hello, my name is Ted Grant, Graduate of 1973. My Grandmother, Fannie Moore Grant, graduated from Chilocco in 1910. My parents, William (Bill) Grant and Adah Mae Cerre Grant also graduated from Chilocco in 1948. My brother, Jim Grant, graduated in 1973 also. My sister, Arlene Grant, graduated in 1976. I am currently a resident here at Chilocco Indian School, providing Security Services.

The memories of Chilocco Indian School will always be a part of my life.


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Hello Donna!!! I stumbled on your wonderful site while surfing the web. I read quite a bit of it but plan to come back as I am interested especially n the genealogy pages. How wonderful that you have put so much time & effort into your Genealogy!! I wonder if you are aware of the group called "Melungeons"?? I noticed you included the Collins's of Ky. & they were known to be part of that group. I was also intested to see that in the Scottish names was listed the Ritchie family. It is my Mother's maiden name & I had heard they were of Scottish descent. I simply love your site and I thank you for making it available for others to enjoy! PS I am a native of Ky. but have not lived there in many years. Thanks again! Sincerely and My Best Wishes to you & yours!! Genene Guess


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This is a great site. It shares what many thought of Chilocco. I did not attend the school, but I am trying to locate a staff member from the early 1960's. His name is Mr Washington. I don't have a first name. I believe he was Apache from AZ or NM. If you can assist in locating him and his family, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for all your work. Regards Ruth Cornett


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My Dad who has since passed away attended Chilocco i believe in the late 50's!! His name was Claud Allen Battiest. His brother James Lindley Battiest attended there the same time he did!!I would like to get a year book to see if I could find him!!! I believe my Dad was a Freshman and his brothe a Sophmore!!!! Amy(Battiest)Wilkinson


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I dearly appreciate your work. My great uncle was one of the workers who planted the beautiful line of trees that lead into the campus. As a young man in Newkirk and Ponca City I had no idea the great impact this place has had on the history of my Kaw relatives and the Native American Culture in whole. I dearly wish to find out more and educate others on this wonderful place. If anyone has information on how to gain admitance for an educational group, please e-mail me at bainj@okstate.edu

Jared D Bain Graduate Research Assistant Oklahoma State University 545C Ag Hall 405-744-7651


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What a wonderful site! I recently found some family history which my father had taped (he passed away in 1998) and found that my grandfather, Clifton C. Wilson, taught at Chilocco from around 1910-1922. I only wish my father could have seen your website--he would have been so pleased. Thanks so much for all the effort and time to put it together--I can't wait to let my sisters know about it!

Kathy Wilson Leslie


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I just read your article on Chilocco. I graduated from Chilocco in 1963 and was only there for a year and a half, my regret is that I did not go sooner. That 1 1/2 years at Chilocco was the best of times. I cherish the memories. I only wish there was some way we NA could preserve the school into maybe a retreat center or something useable for everyone. Thanks for a walk down memory lane. Josephine Chalakee Deere, Muscogee Creek from Muskogee, Oklahoma.


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thank you for the memories. I graduated in 1974.


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I enjoyed your writings about Chilocco. My dad went there in 1912, half-brother graduate in 1950, another brother in 1955 and I graduated in 1963. My name is Ray Hudson and a full blood Choctaw.


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WOW !!! BREATH-TAKING TO FIND !!! I put in a serch for Billy Arthur Mashunkashey and BINGO!! All this hard work you've put in for all to view is a reward I never expected !! BEAUTIFUL!! I am the 2nd great granddaughter of John Leander Wolf and the 3rd great granddaughter of William V Wolf !! I have been doing our family tree for about 20 some years now, and it always excites me to see more input !! Thank you so much!!


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Donna, Thank you for the effort you took in creating this look into the past of Chilocco. I had many family members attend this school. My grandmother, Wynona Sams Walkingstick attended Chilocco 1934-1937. I visited the school in 1988. It was sad to see so much history laying in ruin. Your pages stand as a testament to the history of this place and those who attended there. Congratulations on preserving a little of history for those of us who have followed. M.Walkingstick


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Good work. My father, Alford Waters, was also a student at Chilocco.


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Thank you for listing Bill Pensoneau's poem When Warriors Dare. Bill was my best friend for over 30 years. I knew he had written this poem and I wanted my son to read it, but I couldn't find my copy. My son did find it on your website and told me about it. Again, thanks for the poem, it brought many good memories. Cornell Tahdooahnippah


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I really appreciate your history about Chilocco Indian School.This is an interesting and helpful website.Thanks to everyone that made it possible.Now, I can start searching for information about my brother,John Andrew Canoe.


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My mother, Viola Marree Howdeshell, attended the school starting in 1933. She has fond and not so fond memories. Her stories keep us laughing. I love to have her tell them. She would like to get in touch with any classmates still living. She would also like to know where to purchase a history of the school. Please get in touch at vfhowdeshell@aol.com. I have enjoyed reading this history. Thank you.


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My Great-Uncle, Henry Ellis Nolatubby, was member of the class of 1939. He died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a Marine stationed on the USS Arizona and is on record as the first Native American to die in WWII. I was so thrilled when I found this site and was able to print his yearbook picture!! Thank you for making it possible for me to fill in another portion of my family's geneology. Julie Blair Phoenix, Arizona


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I am an alumni of the 1968 class of Chilocco and I really enjoyed reading this article. The memories that each of us carries from our days at this exceptional school are numerous and dear to our hearts - at least this is the way I feel. Please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address.


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I am a 1968 graduate of Chilocco and thoroughly enjoyed your article about our alma mater. I for one have cherished memories of my years there. It was refreshing to find such a wonderful history of Chilocco. It would be good to hear from former students from 1965 to 1968. Thank you again Donna ...... Sonja


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nice web page has your college have anything about nursing?


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hi my name is christina christensen Iam looking for my faimly tree book from 1967 I was born in july29 1967 I would like to have penpals on the computer;


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Such an amazing collection. Thanks for sharing...so many won't.

Faye Heffington


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What a amazing and wonderful family history. You have done a wonderful job of putting all of it into a very informative and readable form. I hope all your wonderful pictures will go into a museum to be held for posterity. Blessings Gayla


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I must congradulate you for work well done. Even though I am not from you line it is very interesting the hard work you have put into it. i have been doing my family for about 4 year's now and would love to do my family as you have done. Maybe it will be done befor my maker calls me home. I am from the Echota north Carolina Cherokee Tribe. Good luck and may God bless you for a job well done. Shirley (Taylor) Carter


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Nancy, I just sent an e-mail to the "electricscotland" hoping you would get it..I am so excited, this is my grandmother. I was born in 1945 and never knew her. I have some pictures from my mother's albumns. Mom was 8yrs. old when Dewey passed away. I was on the net looking for her gravesite. She is buried in Granbury Texas. There is too much to tell you at this point.


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Just sent an email to Donna... about being born at Chilocco in 1928. Will be awhile before I can visit this entire site.... it's huge! Eugene Venne


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What a wonderful site! I especially loved the year book pictures of Chilocco. My uncle, Homer Johnson, was a student at Chilocco, 1930 - 1933.

Linda Shafer Chickasaw


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Hi Sis, We hope to be the first entry for 2003! We decided to surf the web site as our New Years Eve party. So we surfed down memory lane tonight and enjoyed it as we always do. God Bless you and your family. Kiss Aunt Velma for us and post her picture where we can find it. Happy New Year 2003 Love John & Benita


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Happy New Year Donna and everyone else out there - friends, families of former alumni! Really enjoy your website and can't pass it up. You sure did put alot of work and time into it. Very good! Sonja


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Thanks for an interesting history of Chiloco. I am a Flight Instructor from OSU and on a routine cross country flight happened to look down upon a stately, but deserted campus just south of Arkansas City, Ks. Descending lower, I could plainly read "Chiloco" on the water tower. I couldn't wait to get on line and find out more about this obscure piece of Midwestern history. Thanks to you, I did. Incidentally, the campus looks relatively modern but completely abandoned. Why wasnt't the facility sold or re-developed into some sort of profitable enterprise?


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I was researching my genealogy and came across a 1907 postcard from Chilocco, sent by one of my distant cousins. Information on the school is scarce on the internet, so your web site is very much appreciated. Thanks for posting the archives & historical societies where the records are kept. I'm planning a spring trip to Oklahoma, and I will be looking into my family's records. I found this at the Carlisle Indian School site http://home.epix.net/~landis/secondary.html Lomawaima, K. Tsianina. THEY CALLED IT PRAIRIE LIGHT: THE STORY OF CHILOCCO INDIAN SCHOOL. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. Lomawaima weaves the stories of Chilocco alumni into a tapestry of experience uniquely told out of the native voice. These stories bear resemblence to the Carlisle stories, carrying themes of resistance, affection and pride. Fortunately a nearby library has a copy, and I've ordered it. Again, thanks.


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DONNA, THANK YOU FOR THE NICE 8x10 PICTURE THAT I JUST PRINTED OF ELIZABETH ANN BREWER COLLINS. I CAN SEE MY OWN MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS IN HER 70s. THESE PICTURES ARE ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS. THIS HAS BROUGHT SOME OF THE GREATEST JOY TO MY LIFE.......


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I enjoyed the picture book very much. I'm of the Navajo tribe and wish to also write a book of the same caliber.


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Thank you for your web site. It is very interesting. I was surfing for D. F. Rhoades a Land Rush Pioneer. (I do obituary lookups for people). I am the one that you took your most valuable time to stop and see me and bring be flowers while I was in the hosptial after falling from a horse. Linda Thirys mother-in-law. Thanks for being there for me, to let me know people care.


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My grandmother Grace Stephenson (Wichita) attend the boarding school in 1920-?. The experiences changed her life. Good and Bad. She encouraged higher education and belief in tribal life can enrich indian generations to come. I thank you the information I read about in your Web page.

Cynthia G. Pipestem


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My mother asked me the other day if I could find the wherebouts of a friend that she had gone to school with at Chilocco duing the later half of the 1940's. My mother's maiden name is Sylvia Gonzales and the friend she was trying to find out about is Ernestine Saunders. The last she had heard of her was that she was in the New York area. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Richard


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Mrs. Flood - - you have created a great historical resource for all who are interested in Indian history, early American history and in particlar, the early days of Chilocco Indian School. I was most pleased when I stumbled on your materials while looking for people who share my family name: Correll. As you are very well aware, Lawrence Edison Correll [LE] was Superintendant of Chilocco for many years. LE was my uncle. My family visited he and Florence, at Chilocco, a number of times from the mid 1930s to LEs retirement. Thanks again for your "Nancy Bellzona's Picture Book site. Vincent Correll, Fresno, CA


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This is the first connection to Chilocco that I've seen on the internet and I've been asking everyone who might know - if there was such a hyperlink.

I enjoyed reading this article.


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Thank you for such a wonderful place to visit. There is so much here that I find both enlightening and encouraging. I was most especially impressed with the history of Chilocco School as I have had several family members attend school there. I will return again and again. Blessings!


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I have spent a happy afternoon reading your thoughts and hopes I am from scotland but belong to the universal family we look forward to meeting in the paradise Sue


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I just visited your website on Chilocco Indian School. I thought it was very nice. I am Cherokee Indian. My mother went to school at Chilocco. She had to drop out to take care of her mother. I have enjoyed website. I do genealogy so this is nice to share with my grandchildren and their children thanks so much.


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I am trying to get information on my grandfather, Jose Antone, a Papago (Tohono O'odham Nation) who attended Chilocco around 1905 and later married his teacher then worked at the school where he retired.


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I am trying to get information on my grandfather, Jose Antone, a Papago (Tohono O'odham Nation) who attended Chilocco around 1905 and later married his teacher then worked at the school where he retired. I myself am a graduate (Class of 1960). Any information will be greatly appreciated. George P. Miguel


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MGBADA JOE,ABA,NAIJA,

I LOVE THIS PAGE.


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I found this extremely interesting. I looked for the school as I have come into possession of a letter which was addressed to a relative at the Chilocco School. It is dated 1898. Possibly my relative may have worked there in some capacity. It was a beautiful looking establishment. Plan to learn as much about the school as I can.


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I really enjoyed your website. Thank you, Christopher Wise


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as a former student of chilocco i sure enjoyed the story. gordon hobucket taholah, wa.


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The picture Book is very impressive. Thanks for letting me look into your family history.


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Thanks for posting this material, it's great stuff! Jon Brudvig Bismarck, ND


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How thrilling to see pictures of my great grandparents,Aaron Ross Griffing and Mariah Louisa Yelton, for the first time. Thank you, thank you!

Is it possible to get copies of the pictures?


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I can't thank you enough for this website resource. After a lifetime of wondering about my dad's heritage, he died yesterday and my mother 'released' some audio tapes that confirmed my broad suspicion that my dad has substantial North American Indian in his heritage. The 1st tape reveals that amongst other things, his mother attended Chilocco Indian School circa 1900.

My father was evasive and basically obnoxious about his heritage which raised my suspicion. For some reason, I guess his birth year (1921), or his father, this was shameful information to be buried forever. I have yet to ascertain tribe and further heritage but am anxious to find that out. I'm also relieved that he's no longer suffering and in a better place. I can't thank you enough for the phone #'s and addresses.


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Donna, I was directed to your site by Mr. Walkingstick, a web friend. I am very impressed with the work you have done! This is such an interesting family history and one that has been put together beautifully. I have seen few as nice as this .

Jill Cresey- Gross


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Hello Tom and Doug, I was with my friend Birgit in March I think 28 or 30 - 1993 in Almeria - Spain, met we two there friends Tom and Doug from a USS warship, Tom was 1993, 22 years old. We would stand gladly again with them in contact. Who can help us to find the addresses. Made a photo of us for it, I would like to get this photo gladly, thank in advance. Maybe someone knows the name of the warship in March 1993, in the port of Almeria - Spain was. Please help me all. Yours sincerely Loretta E-Mail Loretta9@gmx.de


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I enjoyed your picture book tremendously... will stop by often!


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Donna: I am writing to let you and others know that the Legends Casino in Toppenish, Washington is hosting a reunion of Oklahoma boarding schools on June 5th and 6th of this year. Alot of us can't make the reunions back in Okla., this is closer for some of us. If anyone can make it, contact Leia at 1-877-726-6311 x 217 for motel reservations. On the 4th, there will be a Bar B-Que to welcome the Seminole Tribal members who are co-sponsoring the reunion. Hope to see alot of you there!!!!! Sonja


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thanks for all the pictures i'm trying to see if any photos are my grandma and great grandma they both went to chilocco


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Hi I really enjoyed looking at your site my great grandma and grandma went to chilocco i did see any of there pictures so please if you have more would you please e-mail me i would love to see my great grandma's picture we have none,{great grandma her name was Lena Arkeketa and my grandma is thomascme hartico if you know of any pictures please let me know thank you.


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Hi I really enjoyed looking at your site my great grandma and grandma went to chilocco i did see any of there pictures so please if you have more would you please e-mail me i would love to see my great grandma's picture we have none,{great grandma her name was Lena Arkeketa and my grandma is thomascme hartico if you know of any pictures please let me know thank you.


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Hi I really enjoyed looking at your site my great grandma and grandma went to chilocco i did not see any of there pictures so please if you have more would you please e-mail me i would love to see my great grandma's picture we have none,{great grandma her name was Lena Arkeketa and my grandma is thomascme hartico if you know of any pictures please let me know thank you.


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Hi Donna! I was @ Chilocco from 1968 to 1971. Do you have any idea or address of where I can obtain a yearbook from any of those years? Also, I was a cheerleader during those years and I wondered what happened to any old pictures of us or the football games we jumped around at.


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i like your page.... its interesting~! MuahahAhaHAh


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show us the pictures of guest


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Dear Donna, It has been over a year since I wrote you last. A lot has happened I have moved back to Tennessee, where I feel at home, but most importantly my Mother passed away in October. AT her memorial I used a small passage of the story you wrote about her. I miss her dearly and wish every day that she was her for me to talk to. I am blessed to have had her as long as I did. She was just not happy living in this world without my dad. As I told you he died in November of 2001. Losing both your parents in less than a year is very hard. But with the Lords comfort I have been able to go on. Thank you so much for the Story you wrote about my mother. If you can think of any thing else that you would want to share about her I would love it. If you know any of her friends in school I would love to hear from them. Again, Thank you so much for the story of my mother as a young girl. Sincerely, Rene Carpenter Keys, Heawatha's daughter.


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Nice website. I went to Chilocco from 1965 to 1968. Those years were the best years of my life. My name at that time was Paulette Meshquekennock (now Alexander) from the Dale, McLoud-Shawnee area. I would like to find the yearbooks from those years and hope to hear from other fellow students. I currently live in Norman, Ok. and just graduated from OU with a Bachelors in Edu. and a Minor in Native American Studies. Will do my Masters in Library Science. Again, thanks for sharing the pictures.


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Yep, I went to Chilocco from 1964-1969..I am a Colville Tribal member from Omak,WA. I was a cheerleader there from "B" to "A" squad. I have such happy, friendly,exciting times at school..Especially my first loves there :)..Now I have two sons and one grandchild, and I work for my tribe, graduated at University of Washington with my BA in Business. Wow...what a journey in life I had...but I will never change it..Please my friends email me a note and let me know what is happening in your life..This is an excellent and beautiful site. Thank you Donna, Please respond to me.TY


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hi..enjoyed this site.I went to Chilocco from 1964-69 I am a Colville Indian From Omak,WA..Was cheerleader there for 2 years..Graduated from Univ.of Wa, Seattle,Wa BA degree in Business..work for my tribe..If any of my friends remember me, please send me a email message. thank you.


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Your pictures are so good and I appreciate all your hard work getting them together. Most of all, I appreciate your writings about Chilocco. It brings back such wonderful memories of my days at that school and good thoughts of lots of the students I knew there. Ruby McKenzie Tingle


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Hi, this is Linda Louie, I attended Chilocco form 1964-1969..I was a cheerleader there...last time I forgot to mention my name...I am a Colville member..and appreciate the emails from fella Chiloccians....please tell me more and if you could more pics...thank you Linda Louie


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A super interesting selections of topic and your take and the work that you have done through illustrations. Bill Alexander Franklin, Tennessee


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couldn't find pictures -martha


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I am the dughter of Leroy Virgil Rushing who was in the 10th grade at Chilocco Indian School in 1935. My name is Gloria Rushing Bryant. For the first time I saw a picture of my father's sister Minta Lee Rushing. Thank you for providing this information. This is the closest that I can recall being to any of my fathers relatives.


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Dear Nancy

My grandparents both attended Chilocco High School in the late 20's to early 30's, just wondering if you had any pictures from that time period? Truely LuAnn Chouteau


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Really very interesting site. My father graduated from Chilocco prior to WWII. His name was Jack Alvin Journeycake. We ultimately ended-up in Miami Oklahoma. If I remember correctly he was on the Boxing Team there. I am Jack Douglas Journeycake and have returned to Miami, living in the same house I grew-up in.


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Thank you for putting your stories and pictures on the internet. It has been a wonderful afternoon sitting her and enjoying them. I am 1/4 Osage...my father is the son of Mildred BigEagle..daughter of Harry BigEagle. My grandmother passed when my dad was very young..but I do remember my Aunt Mamie...sister to Mildred. She passed in the late 1970's when I was about 8 or 9. I do have a basic family tree goin back atleast 4 or 5 generations. If you have any more information or tidbits about the BigEagles my email is kammy_hope@hopesters.com Again thank you...


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Rena Gooden attended Chilocco School in 1968. She was my mother, but hard to say the has past. If you have any info on her please let me know Thank You, Tonya Eckhoff


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I have been waiting for Chilocco.org and/or Chilocco.com to come on-line but after waiting a year I created a chilocco web page. I have not contacted the alumni leadership to test their interest in bringing this one on line. I am assuming the alumni reserved the above domain names. I came across your web site looking for info and pictures about the old school. I am a 1960 graduate myself. Just thought I would say hello.


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I forgot to mention my request when I made my previous comments. I am looking for both versions of the Chilocco school song. Class of 60


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My name is James D. Hobucket grad of 1966 had a good time while attending from 64 65 66 made a few friend's from North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Idaho, and of course Yakama WA.



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keep up the work,God gave you a gift and he in your heart


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My name is Ronald Pierce Watkins, great grandson of Robert Pierce Watkins (Pierce) and Walsie Jones,grandson of Jefferson Floyd Watkins and Mary Elizabeth Selby,son of Floyd (Buck) Pierce Watkins and Belva Mae Howard.Great record of a family history and heritage,thank you.Please contact me with info. on where I could obtain copies of publications with this family info. Thanks, Ron


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Hi: My name is Patty Kier and I attended Chilocco during the last 60's. I live in Minnesota and would have graduated from Chilocco in 1972.


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Hi: My name is Patty Kier and I attended Chilocco during the late 60's. I live in Minnesota and would have graduated from Chilocco in 1972. Are there any of my old school pals out there??


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Hi: My name is Patty Kier and I attended Chilocco during the late 60's. I live in Minnesota and would have graduated from Chilocco in 1972. Are there any of my old school pals out there??


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This is a wonderful book. I am looking for someone I knew years ago in the Marine Corp. He was from Ponca City. We had a child together 34 years ago. She is grown now and would like to know more about him. He was in Vietnam and we wrote for a long time when he returned we lost contact. If you are able to help I would appreciate it. His name is Lonnie Gene Burnett. thanks kathryn Fleming shealy seasidemj@aol.com


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hi I've really enjoyed your site and insights of everything, I'm doing a geneolgy study on my families. And have some very good starts. But your site is one of my favorites. Please let me know when you updated it Thank you Sassafras


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Donna,

Your writings are marvelous!!! I enjoyed it much. I will pass this site to all of my friends.

Janice


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Your site is most enlightening. Thank you for detailing your family's history in an interesting and informative way.

Robert Cooper Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


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MGBADA JOE,ABA,NAIJA,

I LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP IT UP.


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I want to know more about the school, and what went on at the school. jessica milligan


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my grandmother is 97 this year, and she has fond memories of chilocco, she was there as a young girl, we went last week to see it but the gates were locked, it's been 80 years or more since she has been there we can't wait to go back, i'm so glad i found your web sight. her name is blanche gourd, her sister bessie went there too.


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great! i loved it. Am from a Collins line also. mae.


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My mother Emerdean Eades was a 1950 graduate of Chilocco. I have taken/gone with her to some of the reunions. She has fond memories of her school years.


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My mother Emerdean Eades was a 1950 graduate of Chilocco. I have taken/gone with her to some of the reunions. She has fond memories of her school years.


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Thanks Donna for putting your family history on-line. I knew very little about my grand aunt, Inez Medlen Barbee. Great site!


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Thought to drop by and say hello to you. Your site is nice and I have taken a look at the stories. I will be back, take care johnny rustywire


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My father and his siblings attended Chilocco Indian School. The last name is McGilbra. His brother went on to become a teacher of photography at Chilocco. My dad told me some good times, but I think there were also some pretty rough times at Chilocco


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I find it very nice to find this site. My grand parents attended and worked at this school. I remember living with my grandmother and playing around and in the fountain as a very small child. I went to a re-union with my great uncle(Overton "Buck" Cheadle) when I was younger and remembered the beauty of it. I will never forget the arch and the long drive with the trees crossing over the top. My grandparents are John C. Narcomey, Virginia Narcomey, Louis McGilbra and Julia Byrd (Cheedle)


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Hi everyone, my name is Sam Lewis, class of 74'. Haven't seen the pics. yet, but I thought I would be able to meet a few class mates here, so e-mail me. tintree38@yahoo.com Thanks


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Hi, everyone, my name is Sam Lewis, class of 74'. I haven't seen the pic.s as of yet, but I thought i would leave a message, just to say for my ole' classmates to drop me a e-mail. tintree38@yahoo.com


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Hi, everyone, my name is Sam Lewis, class of 74'. I haven't seen the pic.s as of yet, but I thought i would leave a message, just to say for my ole' classmates to drop me a e-mail. tintree38@yahoo.com


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Hi, everyone, my name is Sam Lewis, class of 74'. I haven't seen the pic.s as of yet, but I thought i would leave a message, just to say for my ole' classmates to drop me a e-mail. tintree38@yahoo.com


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Donna, this is an awesome site. Donna and I just met last night, as I was blessed to find her site. For me, this is a dream come true to find this informaion. I am a direct descendant of Elizabeth Aletha Lightle & William Isaac Britton. Elizabeth is daughter of Nancy Lucinda Brewer and Henry Lightle. Thanks to Donna, she has filled me in on who Nancy's parents and siblings are. This is an inspiring site. I would love to hear from all. Your cousin, Peggy (Britton) Boone


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It was a very good writing and pitchers. Would also like to see some Stewarts


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I am a graduate of Chilocco, class of 68. Was there all 4 years. Your stories and pictures are great. I would love to contact more classmates from Ponca City if possible. Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us. Tina (Kalama) Aguilar, Warm Springs, OR


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what a great resource. I born in arkansas city kansas and graduated from public high shool in 1968, but I have fond memories of the school and ever made a few friends from chilocoo. although i did not attend the school I am cherokee and proud of it. great job on the historical presentation of your web site. i enjoyed looking at the pictures of chilocco and reading your family history.


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I enjoyed reading your article. I was born and raised in Arkansas City and had a friend whose parents taught at Chilocco(Hathcoat) I graduated in 1960 at Ark City, I had a newspaper route that went thru Chilocco during high school. I used to deliver it on my motorcycle. Some of my friends and i used to play basketball againest the students there. I am now retired from the Navy and have a trucking co. in Ark city. I can remember the students coming to town on thursday eve and saturdays. Don Leach


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Visiting the site once again, last time I was here was in 2002. Wanted to see if I recognized any names. I wish I could have known about the reunion held in Toppenish, WA last year. If there is any more reunions coming up - please post the info. I attended Chilocco from 1971-1973, freshman and sophomore. I wanted to go back to graduate but the BIA office here wouldn't let me, or they wouldn't send me back. I still regret that. I have so many friends from my time there. Sure would like to hear from anyone around that time. I'm Sonny Ortiz, Nooksack from Seattle Washington.


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My grandmother, Esther Davis, died last year. She was born in 1912. She was an orphan and was sent to chilocco inidan school by her aunts. She always said they were very good to her at the school. I have so little information about the school at the time she was there. Do you know who I could get in touch with to see when she was registered or if by some chance there are some pictures. Thank you, Pamela Juette


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My grandfather attended Chilocco during his youth. It was always an area of extreme pride for him when it was mentioned. In fact, my Grandfather (Robert 'Bob' Gene Cramp) is slated to be entered into the school's hall of fame later this year. Unfortunatly, he passed away last weekend (3/28/2004) and wont be able to accept his honor in person. Thanks for the work on this site. It has helped me learn a little more about my Grandfathers youth. Nathan Pritchard


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Reading your website took me back to a time that has passed for most of us. I attended Jones Academy at Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Never made it to Chilloco. Reading about it makes me wish I had made it there. You have done a good work.


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Hi Donna...it is Victoria Dunlap, Chuck's wife here in Washington State....Long time....how are you doing? Chuck has written a few more songs and will send them to you when he can. He is currently working in Medford, Oregon...but will be home for the summer.I wanted to tell you about a film that will be playing at a Film Festival in Oklahoma. The film is called " Legacy of the Mountain Meadow Massacre" by Brian Patrick a history professor at the University of Utah. This is the true story about the wagon train from Arkansas to California that came to an ill fate in Utah. Over a hundred men, woman and children where massacred by the Mormons in the early 1800's. Half where Dunlap's.....Your great aunt, Charity Parilee Collins married a Dunlap as you know. This is a story about that side of the family. I will attach Brian Patrick's email which gives the when and where of the film. He wanted as many descendants there as possible. I told Maclain and Ethel Dunlap, and they will try to make it. I know how much you like to tell and hear stories about your family history...this one is a powerful and sad story. Keep in touch and let me know if you go and what you think. Thanks, Victoria "Vic" Dunlap PS I tried to email you at another address it came back undeliverable so here is the info on the film Hello! Hello! I just wanted to tell you that the film "Burying the Past" will be shown at the Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee, OK. on Friday, April 23 at the Roxy Theatre at 1:00 pm. The show is free, so it would be nice to get as many of the descendants to be there. I should also have the DVD's completed and will bring them if I can. Hope to see you. Brian Patrick


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Your book is incredible! Because of your picture book I have seen pictures of my grandparents, Sam Smith and Hun kah Mon Kah for the very first time, and pictures of my Dad, Jeffrey Smith. He died when I was 3 so I had only 2 pictures of him. I am so grateful for all of your hard work. Cathryn "Cathy" Smith Alburty


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enjoyed the jokes, thanks


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Do you have any information on students that attended the boarding school. I have a parent in our school district that has an old school year book and would like to return it to the ancestors of the owner of the book. The last name in the book is Zuniga.


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Chris Kiana Sr., MBA, MA wrote: Being an Alaska student going to Arkansas City Junior College and staying at Chilocco on a working scholarship, I sorely miss the chirping of he birds as we walked to chow hall in the mornings. It was as if the birds were the spirits of former students, cheering us on and giving us encouragement to get an education. I enjoyed the dating for the movies, having to dress up and especially going to the dances and holding your date up close for the slow ones. When I reflect back on the years, I have a special place in my heart for all the good friends I made there, many who are now, long gone. Wouldn't mind hearing from former students of those years.


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Hello, my name is William L. Huff Sr. I was a student at Chilocco in the year 1951. I graduated on May 22, 1954. I have just seen some of the pictures on your site, and I must say, that it brought back so many memories. I was very glad to see some of the staff that I have not seen in 50 years. I am glad you have kept record of the school. Thank you for the memories. If you have any other contacts with former student still around, please let me know.


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VERY GOOD AND INFORMATIVE SITE, KEEP IT UPPPPPPPPPP/


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I love these wonderful old picture. I wish we had some of our Cherokee families but unfortunately if there are any, they have either been lost of others are hanging on to them and do not share. You are so fortunate to have these great pictures. I love your site as I have said before. Hugs Robbie


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I am a Waganakising Odawa of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. My english name is Warren Petoskey and presently I am the Elder's Outreach Coordinator for the tribe. I have done a lot of research since discovering that my grandfather attended Carlisle Indian School and my father attended Mt. Pleasant Boarding School. I know what this experience has represented in our family and the residuals we struggle with today. I will do another historical trauma/boarding school syndrome presentation for the Michigan Tribes in September and I am always looking at websites that relate to these issues. Miigwech! (thank you) warren petoskey


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9/9/2004
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Read thru all the comments thought maybe would find a familiar name. I only went to Chilocco 1963 to Jan 64. Had to return home. I wrote to afew friends but lost contact. I'm from Yakima. I'm enrolled Warm Springs, from Oregon but was there with all the Yakima's since I was raised here. I was always with Rhona and Janice Peters. Anyway, wondering about these classmates: Goldie Grass, Melvin Johnson, Lee Bitsuie or Bitsue and Mayann Luna. Had girl friends from Florida also. I would like to hear from anyone. Annette (Kishwalk)Starr


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9/9/2004
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Read thru all the comments thought maybe would find a familiar name. I only went to Chilocco 1963 to Jan 64. Had to return home. I wrote to afew friends but lost contact. I'm from Yakima. I'm enrolled Warm Springs, from Oregon but was there with all the Yakima's since I was raised here. I was always with Rhona and Janice Peters. Anyway, wondering about these classmates: Goldie Grass, Melvin Johnson, Lee Bitsuie or Bitsue and Mayann Luna. Had girl friends from Florida also. I would like to hear from anyone. Annette (Kishwalk)Starr


I always enjoy reading the things you write.  You mentioned a video of Chilocco.  Is that the one you sent me a copy of?  Also, sometimes I think back when Helen and I would get on the bus and ride off from our  home and our parents to attend Chilocco, knowing we could not come home for months.  It sometimes tugs on my heartstrings with sadness when I think about leaving my parents at the age of 14 even  tho I knew then it was a good thing to do and I still know now it was a good thing going to Chilocco.  It helped me and it helped my parents financially.

I think as I get older, I get more sentimental.  I probably would not have changed anything but I sometimes get a little sad thinking of missing my parents.  Ruby


 


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