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Cherokee Bowmaker Richard Fields
Richard Fields learned how to make a traditional Cherokee bow from his cousin. He now passes on his knowledge, teaching others the craft.
Views: 842972 OsiyoTV
Joshua Wheeler, Delta Force Master Sergeant
Joshua Wheeler was a prestigious Delta Force Master Sergeant, a proud Cherokee Nation citizen, and the first American soldier to be killed in combat with ISIS.
Views: 133279 OsiyoTV
Wild Onions, A Cherokee Foraging Tradition
Foraging for wild onions is more than just a tradition for many Cherokees. It's a way to connect with nature, spend time with loved ones and pass on important parts of our culture to new generations.
Views: 41857 OsiyoTV
Cooking the Cherokee Way with Betty Jo Smith
As a child, she learned to cook from the Cherokee women around her. Watch Cherokee National Treasure Betty Jo Smith prepare traditional foods and share a meal - and her kitchen secrets - with the next generation.
Views: 67648 OsiyoTV
The True Story of Ned Christie
Ned Christie is known to many as an Indian Outlaw who was hunted and murdered for allegedly killing a US Deputy Marshal. But many Cherokees see him as a patriot who was wrongly accused. Cherokee historians, descendants and storyteller Robert Lewis recount the details of the Ned Christie story for Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People.
Views: 16593 OsiyoTV
Cooking Kanuchi, A Cherokee Tradition
Cherokee National Treasure Edith Knight knows a lot about cooking. She shares the story of her youth, growing up and falling in love in the Cherokee Nation and her recipe for the traditional favorite: kanuchi.
Views: 89161 OsiyoTV
Life On The Edge With Ryan Dirteater
We go on the road with professional bull rider and Cherokee Nation citizen Ryan Dirteater and learn his true passion is in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.
Views: 18657 OsiyoTV
Haley Ganzel, A Trick Riding Legacy
Rodeo performer Haley Ganzel talks about growing up in a horse's saddle, overcoming tremendous odds and how trick riding became her passion in life.
Views: 689085 OsiyoTV
Diligwa, A Living Cherokee History
Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People explores Diligwa, one of the Cherokee Nation's most popular tourist attractions. Diligwa is a replica of a 1700s era Cherokee village, located in Park Hill, Oklahoma, near Tahlequah. We explore the history of the village and hear what it's like to share our tribe's culture through a snapshot in time.
Views: 32634 OsiyoTV
Tommy Wildcat, Sharing Cherokee Culture
Tommy Wildcat's life work is sharing Cherokee culture and history. We talk about what drives him to create a better understanding of the Cherokee people.
Views: 15197 OsiyoTV
Crosslin Smith, The Old Ways
He's a Cherokee traditionalist and a bearer of knowledge and culture. Amid a backdrop of the elements important to traditional medicine and ceremonies, Crosslin Smith tells us about “the old ways” and shares a part of his life's story.
Views: 8404 OsiyoTV
Let's Talk Cherokee, Season 4 Episode 1
Learn to identify and speak the sounds of the Cherokee syllabary in these Cherokee language lessons. In this lesson learn the Cherokee words for "water," "aunt," "pumpkin," "groundhog," "white," and "locust," with Lawrence Panther and Cherokee Nation Immersion School students.
Views: 10195 OsiyoTV
Let's Talk Cherokee: Season 2, Episode 1
Learn to speak key words and phrases in the Cherokee language with speaker John Ross and Cherokee Nation immersion school students. This month, learn how to say "January", "bear", and "snow".
Views: 11454 OsiyoTV
Let's Talk Cherokee: Season 1, Episode 1
Learn to speak key phrases in the Cherokee language with Dr. Candessa Tehee. This month, learn how to say "Where are you going?", "I am going home", and "I am going to work".
Views: 48244 OsiyoTV
The Foreman Family, Roping Strong
There's a family in Oaks, Oklahoma, best known to its neighbors for two things: love for community and rodeo. OsiyoTV joins the Foreman family for a little roping action as they reveal the family history that brought them here and show us the fun in keeping their clan together.
Views: 10051 OsiyoTV
Cherokee Almanac: The Cherokee Nation vs Georgia
Learn about key players in the historic Supreme Court case that shaped the Cherokee Nation.
Views: 4956 OsiyoTV
Let's Talk Cherokee, Season 4 Episode 2
Learn to identify and speak the sounds of the Cherokee syllabary in these Cherokee language lessons. In this lesson learn the Cherokee words for "bread," "duck," "pie" "dog," "oil," "acorn," and "turkey" with Lawrence Panther and Cherokee Nation Immersion School students.
Views: 4777 OsiyoTV
Setting Records With High School Quarterback Mason Fine
Record-breaking Locust Grove High School quarterback and Cherokee Nation citizen Mason Fine is a standout on and off the field.
Views: 41249 OsiyoTV
Let's Talk Cherokee: Season 1, Episode 5
Learn to speak key phrases of the Cherokee language with Dr. Candessa Tehee. This month, learn how to say "Which way should I go?", "North", "East", "South", and West".
Views: 9566 OsiyoTV
OsiyoTV Web Exclusive: Robert Lewis Tells a Story
Hear Cherokee National Treasure Robert Lewis tell a story of how turtle discovered his strength.
Views: 2787 OsiyoTV
Wes Welker: Undrafted and Incomparable
He was an unlikely recruit who is now one of the NFL's star receivers. Cherokee Nation citizen Wes Welker talks football, family, and his newest hobby - horse racing.
Views: 55919 OsiyoTV
Jason Christie, Fishing For A Living
Cherokee Nation citizen and professional angler Jason Christie takes us out on Lake Tenkiller and tells us how he turned his passion into his career.
Views: 10672 OsiyoTV
Cherokee Almanac: Sequoyah's Cabin
One of the most well known Cherokees is Sequoyah, the inventor of the Cherokee written language. In this Cherokee Almanac, OsiyoTV visits his historical cabin near present-day Sallisaw, Oklahoma, to reveal more of what you may not know about his life.
Views: 3428 OsiyoTV
The Girty Family: Singing Cherokee Heritage
For generations, the Girty family has shared and passed down Cherokee songs.
Views: 13352 OsiyoTV
Traditional Cherokee Food With An Urban Twist
Urban Chef Bradley Dry forages for ingredients and offers up traditional Cherokee dishes in a downtown Tulsa restaurant.
Views: 8332 OsiyoTV
Let's Talk Cherokee: Season 1,  Episode 2
Learn to speak key phrases in the Cherokee language with Dr. Candessa Tehee. This month, learn how to say "What is your name?" and "My name is____".
Views: 24457 OsiyoTV
Basket Weaver Bessie Russell
Cherokee National Treasure Bessie Russell has been weaving baskets for forty years; she's now passing on her art to the next generation.
Views: 4461 OsiyoTV
Bison Revival
Last year the Cherokee Nation relocated several Badlands bison to Oklahoma and today the herd is flourishing. Cherokee Nation herdsmen give us an up-close view of the newest bison calves and tell us what it means to be conserving a species that helped so many Native Americans.
Views: 4063 OsiyoTV
Wyatt Sheets, Living The Legacy
Wrestling is is his blood. Following in his father's footsteps, four time state champion Wyatt Sheets looks to further his family legacy. Category
Views: 3293 OsiyoTV
Cherokee Almanac: Stand Watie's Ceasefire
Archivists at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah discover a handwritten ceasefire agreement that essentially ended the American Civil War.
Views: 4083 OsiyoTV
Archery Legend Joe Thornton
Beginning in 1961, Cherokee Nation citizen Joe Thornton traveled the world, competing in archery competitions. Now, at 99 years old, he reminisces about the full life he's lived... and how he met the love of his life.
Views: 4152 OsiyoTV
Let's Talk Cherokee, Season 2 Episode 3
Learn to speak key words and phrases in the Cherokee language with speaker John Ross and Cherokee Nation immersion school students. This month, learn how to say "March", "bird" and "flood".
Views: 4980 OsiyoTV
Listening To Our Elders
Cherokee elder Mack Vann never learned to speak fluent English. He has a message for younger generations.
Views: 3901 OsiyoTV
Running Coast to Coast: Andy Payne and the 1928 Transcontinental Footrace
Andy Payne, a Cherokee farm boy, was the unlikely winner of a cross-country race from Los Angeles to New York City in 1928.
Views: 6384 OsiyoTV
Gary Davis: From Rapper to CEO
Growing up in Oklahoma, Gary “Litefoot” Davis was told repeatedly “you can’t do that” when it came to his dreams. Instead of giving up, he instead used that cynicism as fuel to become a successful musician, actor, author and entrepreneur.
Views: 4184 OsiyoTV
Lorene Drywater's Buffalo Grass Dolls
Cherokee National Treasure Lorene Drywater has been making buffalo grass dolls since she was a child. Here, she shares her process from harvesting the grass to dressing the dolls in handmade clothes.
Views: 2923 OsiyoTV
Sam Claphan: OU Sooner Football Legend and NFL Player
Sam Claphan was a football great who played for the Oklahoma Sooners during the Barry Switzer dynasty and ultimately in the NFL. But that’s not what defined this so-called gentle giant from Stilwell, Oklahoma.
Views: 2312 OsiyoTV
Cherokee Almanac: State of Sequoyah
Many may not know Oklahoma was actually first proposed as two states – the state of Oklahoma and the all-Indian state of Sequoyah. Learn how the proposal was made and why it ultimately failed, and also how the people behind the Sequoyah statehood movement left a permanent mark on Oklahoma.
Views: 2142 OsiyoTV
Liz Thomas: Never Too Old to Play
Meet Liz Thomas​: slackliner, aerial acrobat, and all-around free-spirited Cherokee daredevil.
Views: 11140 OsiyoTV
Martha Berry, Leading a Beadwork Revival
Martha Berry has played a vital role in reviving the practice of Southeastern-style beadwork that was nearly lost after the Trail of Tears. Learn how her journey in search of knowledge and artistry helped lead to a renaissance of Cherokee and Southeastern beadwork.
Views: 1917 OsiyoTV
OsiyoTV Web Exclusive: The Hunter, a Traditional Cherokee Story
Cherokee language instructor Ed Fields tells a story of a Cherokee hunter. The same story, spoken in Cherokee, is featured in Ed's OsiyoTV segment.
Views: 1239 OsiyoTV
Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People: Season 1, Episode 5
In the episode of OsiyoTV, get in the ring with professional MMA fighter Jaymee "Ambush" Jones, learn traditional pottery techniques from Cherokee National Treasure Jane Osti, and spend time speaking Cherokee with Mack Vann, an elder who shares his advice for the next generations.
Views: 5827 OsiyoTV
Tackling Game Day with Mason Fine
In 2015, OsiyoTV met football prodigy and star student Mason Fine during his senior year at Locust Grove High School. Then, he was dreaming of playing for a division one college team. Now, we’ve caught up with Mason - living his dream as starting quarterback for the University of North Texas' Mean Green football team.
Views: 2817 OsiyoTV
Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People Season 1, Episode 6: Remember the Removal Bike Ride
OsiyoTV documents the emotional journey of 19 young cyclists on the 2015 Remember the Removal Bike Ride, as they retrace the steps of their ancestors on the Trail of Tears.
Views: 16252 OsiyoTV
Cherokee Almanac: Battle of Honey Springs
The Battle of Honey Springs was the largest battle of the Civil War in Indian Territory. Called "The Gettysburg of the West," it was highly impactful on the war, west of the Mississippi River.
Views: 1935 OsiyoTV
Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words
The Cherokee National Treasure award is a distinction bestowed upon Cherokee Nation citizens who have demonstrated their commitment to preserving traditional arts and cultural ways. Meet a few of these National Treasures in this video from OsiyoTV.
Views: 1944 OsiyoTV
Catching up with Champion Bull Rider Ryan Dirteater
Following up on the Season 1 feature with Ryan Dirteater, OsiyoTV checks in with the bull rider after his winning 2016 PBR World Finals ride.
Views: 2118 OsiyoTV
The Gigging Tournament Tradition
Four former champions of the annual Gigging Tournament on Lake Eucha compete to see who can spear the most fish over two wild nights.
Views: 5345 OsiyoTV
Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People: Season 1, Episode 1
Episode 1: Exploring Jennifer Loren's Cherokee Heritage, the artwork of Roy Boney, Jr. and the story of legendary Cherokee Ned Christie. Hosted by Cherokee Nation citizen and Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren. Produced and directed by Jeremy Charles and Sterlin Harjo.
Views: 73413 OsiyoTV