2018 - 2019
Tulsa Powwow Princess

Catherine​ Howell

Comanche/Citizen Potawatomi Nation/Mvskoke/Seminole

Marῡaweka! Hello everyone!
My name is Catherine “Katie” Howell. My Indian name is Tῡtaatῡ Wai? Pῡ which mean little woman in Comanche.  I am a Ten Bear’s decedent and I am from the Antelope Band.  I am eighteen years old.  I am enrolled Comanche but a descendant of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Creek and Seminole tribes. My parents are Sam and Rachel Howell and we reside in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.  
Some of my recent accomplishments include participating and keeping our Native American culture alive.  For instance, being the President of the Native American Club at Tecumseh High School, proved to be a lot work.  Club members were required to volunteer their free time, raise money, and promote the events.   The events included a pow wow and stomp dance every year.  Another major accomplishment was obtaining my high school diploma from Tecumseh High School.   Currently, I am a working to obtain a degree from Rose State College in Midwest City.  Upon graduating from Rose State College, I plan to attend the University of Oklahoma to major in Communications.
During my free time, I attend powwows in the various Indian communities throughout Oklahoma.  I enjoy gourd dancing and competing in Southern Cloth and Buckskin.  I have been dancing since I was about two years old (as soon as I could walk). I was dressed out by one of my elders in Comanche styled dresses.  The dresses are original creations made for competition.  
I enjoy meeting new people from different native communities from all of the United States.  I am so thankful and honored to share my culture to the surrounding tribes and visitors.
Welcome to this year’s Tulsa pow wow, I hope you and your family enjoy yourself.
It is my honor to serve as the Tulsa Powwow Club princess this year.   I will do my best to represent the Tulsa Pow Wow Club in an honorable and respectful manner.   
Ūra!     - Catherine “Katie” Howell


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