Coming up on this episode of Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People… armored combat with Cherokee Nation giant Cohle Fowler and how a knight’s chivalry lives on. Learn from flintknapping master and Cherokee National Treasure Vyrl Keeter – he rocks! Join sisters Taylor and Brit Hensel on a cultural journey of self-discovery that they are turning into an empowering film. And we highlight the remarkable career, life and times of Cherokee journalist Wauhillau LaHay Lohman in this extra special edition of the Cherokee Almanac.
Cohle Fowler is a gentle giant and a different kind of Cherokee warrior. He finds his inner strength through armored combat – medieval style.
Growing up in the hills of Northeastern Oklahoma Vyrl Keeter fell in love with flintknapping. Now decades later as a Cherokee National Treasure, his knowledge of rock formations and the stories they tell is second to none.
Taylor and Brit Hensel say they felt a disconnect from their Cherokee heritage while growing up in Colorado. Now, as young adults embarking on the beginning of their careers, they’re using documentary film to explore what it really means to be Cherokee.
Ezekiel Starr was one of many Cherokees swept up in a civil war of sorts between two tribal factions known as the Ross Party and the Treaty Party. It was an internal tribal dispute that lasted decades following the Indian removal known as the “Trail of Tears.”
Cherokee speaker Betty Frogg and Cherokee Immersion School student Langston teach us the Cherokee way to say “Hello my name is,” and “Be quiet.”