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> Southern Plains Indian Museum 715 E Central Blvd Micheal Elizondo Jr. (Cheyenne/Kaw/Chumash) Thru Saturday August 17 www.iacb.doi.gov/museums/museum_s_plains1.html > >

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RADIO > Kiowa Voices Sundays at 12 noon on KACO 98.5 FM

> Seminole Nation Weekly Radio Show Live on Tuesdays, 11 am on KWSH 1260 AM

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> OK Indian Nations Pow Wow Weekend of August 2-4 Dancers in full regalia, crafts, food, sports, singing, dance and drum contests. http://www.c-a-tribes.org

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EDMOND > Otoe Language Classes Tuesdays, 6 pm 580-723-4466, jhopper@omtribe.org

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NORMAN > Hopi Art from the Permanent Collections Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art/OU Campus Thru Sunday September 15 Hopi kachina figures as depicted in 170 objects. http://www.ou.edu/content/fjjma.html

> Quapaw Fingerweaving Classes > >

TULSA > Pow Wow of Champions Spirit Center, weekend of August 9-11 http://www.iicot.org

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LABOR DAY > Cherokee National Holiday - Talequah http://www.cherokee.org

> Choctaw Labor Day Festival - Tuskahoma http://www.choctawnation.com

> Ottowa Pow Wow & Celebration - Miami http://http://www.ottawapowwow.com

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> JIM THORPE GAMES NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES 2013 > > pening ceremonies of the second annual Jim Thorpe Native American Games was held once again at Remington Park. Teams of Native American athletes from throughout America were joined by Tribal leaders, princesses and others gathered to begin a week of traditional and modern athletic competitions. Events included the Bright Path 5K run, basketball, football, golf, martial arts, softball, stickball, tennis, track & field and volleyball. Mark your calendars for next years’ games! > http://jimthorpegames.com > >

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1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors: Finding Profit and Humor in Card-Counting By Glen Wiggy iUniverse, 232 pages ISBN-10: 1475945647

Air Force Academy, an MBA from Boston University, and an MS in mathematics from the University of Arizona. His approach is that of a statistician; the book won’t teach you how to “kill” the dealer or make a living playing the game. You will learn basic strategy and introductory card-counting skills Undoubtedly, the most that give you enough enjoyable blackjack confidence to approach book I’ve read in my 20 the table with a positive years as the editor of attitude and reasonable a gambling publishing expectation of winning.

here are untold numbers of books that show you how to count cards, but most of them are so boring that the lessons gleaned are barely company. It had me “I originally started worth the read. This book, laughing out loud. card-counting because however, is full of tales Deke Castleman, Huntington Press I wanted to make a few that balance humor with dollars,” he says. “Then, education. Part how-to I started noticing all these funny things. I manual, part memoir, 1536 Free Waters would notice strange things other players and Other Blackjack Endeavors-Finding did, the superstitions people have. It turns Profit and Humor in Card-Counting out that winning and losing wasn’t the chronicles Wiggy’s amusing experiences biggest thing; it was how much fun I was while playing blackjack during more than having.” That’s the lesson of the book: the eight hundred casino visits from January pleasure is in the journey. 2001 until June 2008. It also introduces blackjack card-counting in a fun and easyto-learn format.

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Jackpot: Oklahoma’s Indian Bingo history, Part 1 By Sean Chaffin

exhaustive history of gambling, “Roll the Bones,” the Penobscot Indians of Maine and the Seminoles of Florida were the first tribes to begin offering Bingo in the 1970s. Oklahoma was soon to follow in the 1980s.

ong before the bright lights, glitzy interiors, and rows and rows of shiny slot machines of modern “In 1975, the Indian Oklahoma Indian casinos, Oklahoma is the thirdSelf-Determination and Bingo was the only gaming largest gaming revenue Education Assistance Act to be found in Oklahoma. supported and reinforced generator in the country. It was high-stakes Bingo tribal governments,” Bingo was the base on and attracted not only according to the Oklahoma residents, but which we built our current Oklahoma Historical players from nearby states gamimg operations. Society’s Encyclopedia like Texas looking for action of Oklahoma History Sheila Morago, Executive Director, and fun of plunking down Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association and Culture. “As a result some cash and daubing … American Indians in their Bingo squares. Oklahoma formed thirtynine tribal governments that have been In the late 20th Century and into the federally recognized. These nations exercise 2000s, high-stakes Bingo flourished powers of self-government, including and would become the precursor to the business councils, and many have tribal major resort casinos that can now be courts with law enforcement.” found throughout the state on tribal lands. The games grew and attracted residents This new sense of self-determination was and tourists from neighboring states. an economic boon to tribes in Oklahoma. Many Indian casinos like the Kaw Nation According to the Historical Society, by the SouthWind that now have games ranging end of the Twentieth Century there were from Craps and Blackjack to Poker and twenty-three Bingo and gaming operations Slot Machines carry on this tradition of with in the state on tribal lands. Indian Bingo –with loyal patrons hoping to hit that jackpot. Sean Chaffin is the editor of PokerTraditions.com and author of The tradition of Indian Bingo has much “Raising The Stakes: True Tales of of its roots in the tradition of tribal selfGambling, Wagering and Poker Faces.” government. According to David Schwatrz’s http://www.RaisingtheStakesbook.com.

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