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S1 Ep9 - Fawn Tsatoke: The Kiowa Woman Who Came Back with a Vengeance
WARNING: Some of the stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People in this episode may be disturbing for some listeners so please be advised.
“Don’t let anyone tell you you’re just a stupid little Indian girl”, was the advice her father gave her many times over. And later these words would run through her mind as she had to muster strength, determination and sheer will power to survive and escape the unthinkable.
More than once, she herself was nearly deemed a missing or murdered Indigenous woman. And now she donates that strength and determination to help other Indigenous people.
Meet the Kiowa Chapter President of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP), “Fawn Tsatoke: The Kiowa Woman Who Came Back with a Vengeance”. I hope that you’ll listen with your all heart and mind and that her story she has so bravely come forward to tell will inspire you to help others too.
Praying these words over our Indigenous people, from Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV Bible):
“May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
Season 1, Episode 9: “Fawn Tsatoke: The Kiowa Woman Who Came Back with a Vengeance”
S1, Ep8 - LeRoy Malaterre, the Chippewa from Turtle Mountain Reservation
He’s the Chippewa from Turtle Mountain Reservation and his name means “King of the Badlands”. He’s LeRoy Malaterre and he stays busy - from story telling to pow wow dancing and even to ballroom dancing.
Hear LeRoy’s views on:
• How the movies shaped the way the world viewed Native Americans
• Why his Metis language was called a “nasty” language
• How his job supported his efforts for sobriety after his time in the service
• Why the Chippewa cheered when Lincoln was assassinated
• And more…
Season 1, Episode 8, “LeRoy Malaterre, the Chippewa from Turtle Mountain Reservation”
S1 Ep 7 Francine Bray, Choctaw Ponies - the Unsung Heroes of the Trail of Tears
They carried our Choctaw people and supplies across hundreds of miles from Mississippi to Indian Territory. Loyal to the end, very few lived through the the rigorous 10-mile per day journey, due to lack of food, harsh weather conditions and fatigue.
They are the unsung heroes of the Trail of Tears – the Choctaw ponies.
What became of the few ponies that did survive? Find out more from my guest who I affectionately call the “Mother of the ponies”, Francine Locke Bray.
Learn about Blackjack Mountain, Antlers, Oklahoma, a couple of must-read books on the topic, and more about these unsung heroes of the Trail of Tears.
Season 1, Episode 7, “Choctaw Ponies – the Unsung Heroes of the Trail of Tears”: Francine Locke Bray, Choctaw
S1, Ep 6 -WC Shofner: Choctaw Fighter Pilot, Family Man
He left Wayne, Oklahoma a Choctaw farm boy and returned a fighter pilot hero. There was an air of strength and confidence about him, and he was highly respected by his community. Even generations later, people still remember “Shof” and his good reputation. (They also know him as the man who flew a plane down Main Street in Wayne, Oklahoma.)
This episode of Native ChocTalk is extremely personal to me. I sat down with my aunties and uncles (Annette, Sandra, Bill and Mark) to talk about my grandpa – my Papa Shof – the man who set a precedence for the family, teaching us by example how to work hard and to act with good character, dignity and strength.
I hope you will enjoy this rather “raw” discussion amongst us (there was no editing done) and please bear with us as certain moments were a little tough to get through.
I miss my imafo (grandpa), but my family and I are determined to honor him with this podcast and to carry on the legacy he worked so hard to build.
From our family to yours, we hope you will enjoy Season 1, Episode 6, “WC Shofner: Choctaw Fighter Pilot, Family Man”.
S1, Ep5 Pt 2 - Monroe Tsatoke, Descendant of Hunting Horse, a Code Talker, & The Kiowa 5
You’ll be moved by Native ChocTalk’s newest episodes (Parts 1 and 2), “Monroe Tsatoke, Descendent of Hunting Horse, a Code Talker & The Kiowa 5”: Monroe Tsatoke, Kiowa
Join us as we discuss:
• Monroe’s time as both a student and teacher at Riverside Indian School
• His ancestor’s stories of Fort Sill Indian School
• A brave Kiowa Code Talker
• The story of a multi-tribal snowball fight
• Hear about the ever-elusive “Window Breaking Bandit”
• Kiowa Warrior, Hunting Horse: Fort Sill and General Custer’s journey to Little Bighorn
• The Kiowa 5 (also known as The Kiowa 6) and how they set the standard for Native American Art
• A set of stamps you must own!
• The story of the Tin Lizzie
• The Susan Peters Gallery
• The Kiowa tribe: pow wows, Gourd Dance, War Dance
• The Tia-piah Society of Oklahoma
• A Kiowa Prayer to bring peace to your day
Season 1, Episodes 5a and 5b; Parts 1 and 2, “Monroe Tsatoke, Descendent of Hunting Horse, a Code Talker & The Kiowa 5”: Monroe Tsatoke, Kiowa: https://nativechoctalk.com/podcasts/
Monroe Tsatoke prayer
Monroe Tsatoke shares a prayer in Kiowa and English.
Informing all people about Choctaw spirit!
Yakoke Rachel, for bringing our stories to everyone in a relevant way. Chief Batton is a brilliant leader for our nation. It was good to hear more about his life. This is encouraging and enlightening. Carry on!
A well thought out and produced show
Love that there’s an indigenous podcast that focuses on story telling.
Rachel, good job! We very much enjoyed listening and learned so much! My husband’s family, the Zumwalts, Boatrights, and Jones, are from the Keota area. We hope to bring our whole family to the new Cultural Center soon! Thanks for your great work!
Lauren & Donnie Zumwalt