PAST TULSA POWWOW PRINCESSES

​THANK YOU TO OUR OUTGOING TPW PRINCESS!

1985: Lori Lasley

1984: Tracy Moore 

1983: Mary Francis Sahmaunt​

1982: Benetta Reeder

1981: Kim Allen

1980: Meg Standingbear

1979: Debra Lasley

​1978: Angela Satepauhoodle

​1977: Emilee MC Kenzie

1976: Libby Moore

1975: Carol Rouwalk

1974: Raelena Lasley

​1972: Angela Tallchief

1971: Mable Tsoodle

1970: Joan Mashburn Burris

1969: Jonita Anquoe

1968: Barbara Warner

1967: Victoria Warner

​1966: Julia Karen Lookout

1965: Herrel Lynn Toyebo

1964: Margaret Rouwalk

1963: Joetta Bratton

1962: Pamela Chibitty

​1961: Lorene Big Eagle

1960: Sandra Galvin

1959: Ramona Whitecloud

​1958: Alice Ann Allen​​​​

1957: Berrey Brown

​1956: Ursula Toahty

​PAST TPW PRINCESSES

Many of our former titleholders have gone on to hold various ambassador titles for their tribe, organizations and even state. 


All former titleholders hold an honorary lifetime membership with the Tulsa Indian Club.  As a former Tulsa Powwow Princess, we encourage you to stay actively involved and are welcome to join the Princess Committee. 



​​2018-2019: Catherine Howell

2017-2018 : Tyra Renee Williams
2016-2017: Jaylee Breanna Lowe
2015-2016: Skidi Leading Fox
2014-2015: Breana Elizabeth Hill
2013-2014: Hanna Elizabeth Wensman
2012-2013: Erica Pretty Eagle Moore
2011=2012: Robynn Roan Daylight Rulo
2010-2011: Hope Libbie Ann Harjo
2009-2010: Jordan Harmon
2008-2009: Brittany Morgan Hill
2007-2008: Raven Springwater
2006-2007: Tycilla Smith ​

2002: Deidra Saumpty

2000: Roberta McClellan

1999: Shannon Shaw

1998: Skyleen Clashin

1997: Lila Osceola

1996: Jennifer Renee Herrera

1995: Mistie Dawn Wind

1994: Mary Wahpepah

1993: Heather Shipman

1992: Ginger Ott

1991: Alicia Learned

1990: Jackie Tsonetekoy

1989: Keesha Walker

1988: Dana Daylight

1987: Leslie Tsonetekoy

1986: Gina Olaya


2017 - 2018
Tulsa Powwow Princess

Tyra Renee Williams


Ponca/Otoe Missouria/Iowa/Loyal Band Shawnee

Tyra ​​​​Tyra Renee U’donbi U’don Wi  Williams
(U’donbi U’don - Appearance is Good)

I am Tyra Renee U’donbi U’don Wi Williams, daughter of Kevin Williams (Ponca/Otoe Missouria/Iowa) and Debbie Henderson Williams (Loyal Band Shawnee).  While I am an enrolled member of the Ponca Nation and from the Ni’ka Pashna (Skull) clan, I am honored to represent the many tribes from which I am a descendent: Ponca/Otoe Missouria/Iowa and Loyal Band Shawnee. 

As a native-born, raised and educated Tulsan, some of my school activities included participation in the Native American Club and cheerleading, a middle school interest that continued throughout high school, positioned me for leadership positions and assisted me in college.  Upon graduating from Memorial High School, Tulsa, I was awarded a full cheer scholarship from Northern Oklahoma College (NOC), Enid.  I cheered at NOC and graduated in 2016 with an Associate in Science degree.
Currently, I am in my last year at Northeastern State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, a degree that is preparing me to deal with the business operations of medical facilities, and working as a Patient Service Representative at Saint Francis Warren Clinic System.  When I receive my bachelor’s degree, my next educational goal is to obtain my masters in Health Care Administration. 
My parents and grandparents continually encourage me to continue my formal education and maintain my Indian culture.  My Di’gon (paternal grandfather) Ceasar Williams (Ponca) gave me my Indian name U’donbi U’don, Wi which means Appearance is Good.  My paternal grandmother is Dorcas Kent (Ponca/Otoe Missouria/Iowa).  My maternal grandparents are Richard (Loyal Band Shawnee) and Glenda Henderson.  My great-grandparents are John M. and Matilda Hairyback Williams (Ponca), Herman Henderson (Loyal Band Shawnee), Woolsey Kent (Otoe Missouria/Iowa) and Emily No Ear Kent (Ponca).  I am proud to be a direct descendant of several chiefs, one being Chief Medicine Horse (Otoe Missouria). 
I just want to thank the Tulsa Indian Club and Princess Committee for selecting me as the 2017-18 princess.  It is my desire to continue their legacy of leadership by being a positive, role model and instilling in people my age and younger the importance of preserving our Indian traditions and maintaining a healthy, lifestyle.  There is no better way to achieve these goals than at the Tulsa Powwow. 


Thank you Tyra for doing an outstanding representing us this past year! 

Tulsa Indian Club

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