Choctaws Have Come A Long Way

By Betty Mae Jumper

New Choctaw Casino A long time ago, I went to the Indian Boarding School in Cherokee, N.C. I met a lot of fellow Indians from across the country and most of us were from the same background - we were poor.

We didn't have the money to travel to our homes during holidays. We wore hand-me-down clothes and spending money just didn't exist. (continue...)

New Plane Is Crown Jewel of Fleet

By Peter B. Gallagher

James Billie and Pilots Inspect New PlaneBIG CYPRESS - A spectacular Gulfstream IV-SP corporate jet formerly owned by Jordan's King Hussein and repainted with Seminole colors, is the new crown jewel of the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Aviation Department fleet. (continue...)

Royalty Crowned After Three Days Of Event

By E. Bowers

Junior Miss and Miss SeminoleHOLLYWOOD - Suraiya Youngblood, 18, and Mercedes Osceola, 15, were crowned the 1999-2000 Miss Seminole and Junior Miss Seminole, respectively, on Aug. 14.

Relying on experience to win the crowns, the two young Tribal members earned the judges' nod by tallying up points in the etiquette, essay, personal interview, presentation, traditional and overall appearance, talent, and impromptu question categories. (continue...)

Big Cypress Will Host Phish Millennium New Years Event

BIG CYPRESS - The largest known outdoor millennium event in the world - a rock concert by the legendary band Phish - will take place Dec. 30-Jan 1 on the Seminole Tribe of Florida's remote Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. (continue...)