Cherokee Nation hosts Traditional Native Games at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum

May 10, 2018

Youth cornstalk shoot competition at the at the 2017 Cherokee National Holiday.Youth cornstalk shoot competition at the at the 2017 Cherokee National Holiday.

SALLISAW, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation hosts its 13th annual Traditional Native Games competition Saturday, May 19, at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum near Sallisaw.

Competitions include a cornstalk shoot, Cherokee marbles, horseshoes and blow gun, which all start at 10 a.m., with chunkey beginning at 12:30 p.m. and hatchet-throwing beginning after the youth cornstalk shoot.

“All of our games are open to the public, and we encourage everyone to come and watch the action. You’ll have a great time fellowshipping, and there is no cost to watch the games or to participate in the games,” said Competition Director Bayly Wright. “If you want to participate as a player, you’ll want to pre-register with the coordinators of the competitions.”

Coordinators for the Traditional Native Games competitions:

• Cornstalk shoot: Brian Jackson, 918-316-4243

• Cherokee marbles: Pam Bakke, 918-207-6562

• Chunkey: Tonya Wapskineh, 918-453-5776

• Horseshoes: Lisa Cookson, 918-458-1339

• Blow gun: Choogie Kingfisher, 918-525-2344

• Hatchet-throwing: George Lowe Sr., 479-200-5447

For more information, contact Wright at 918-822-2427 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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