The Bacone College Medicine Wheel

Ruthe Blalock Jones, former Associate Professor and Director of Art at Bacone College, created this medicine wheel. It was designed to focus on the mission and heritage of the school in serving the educational needs of American Indians. The cross symbolizes the College’s Christian heritage. Knowledge is symbolized by the flame or lamp of learning. The four peyote birds, four fan shapes and spirit lines radiating from the center are included as homage to Woody Crumbo, a renowned Native American artist and former Director of Art at Bacone. They were part of the Rose Window that Crumbo designed for the Chapel (destroyed by fire in December of 1990). The single star recognizes Company I of World War II. The star also relates to the Oklahoma Flag and the Five Civilized Tribes. Buffalo tracks in the quarter spaces represent good luck with the tee-pee designs representing a camp or place of dwelling. These images are Dick West’s and are a tribute to him. Mr. West is another of the renowned American Indian artists that has been a member of the Bacone faculty. These designs were used to represent continuity in building on the past and moving forward.

The Bacone Song

by Aaron Adson, Cultural Liaison, and students Jeffrey Lightfoot and Wesley Littlecook

Osage Nation Agrees to Charter Bacone College

The Osage Nation Congress voted to charter Bacone College on June 25, 2019.  representatives will convene April 18 at 3 p.m. at Benjamin Wacoche Hall in a historic meeting to formally announce the tribe’s decision to charter the educational institution as it applies...

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Agree to Charter Bacone College as a Tribal College

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA: The Cheyenne and Arapaho Legislature voted unanimously to charter Bacone College on September 24, 2019. Cheyenne and Arapaho Governor, Reggie Wassana, executed the resolution at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Headquarters in Concho, Oklahoma where...

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians agree to charter Bacone College

MUSKOGEE, OK – Bacone College and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma representatives convened April 18, 2019 at Benjamin Wacoche Hall in a historic meeting to formally announce the tribe’s decision to charter the educational institution as it...

Otoe Missouria Tribe to Charter Bacone College

Otoe-Missouria Tribe Agrees to Charter Bacone College MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians voted unanimously to charter Bacone College on August 8, 2019.  Otoe-Missouria Tribal Council Chairman John R. Shotton executed the resolution at the...

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