Trip to OKC
We spent the day in Oklahoma City. We started out by going to the First Americans Museum.
“It was awing to see our history, my history, laid out in such a straightforward way, open to the viewing. I’ve never connected with something like that before, at least not with something on such a large scale with our history open for the taking. It made me feel proud, which isn’t a feeling I’m used to, especially in a setting where it’s about a group I can truly call my people.” – David Harty
It features important traditions and aspects from the 39 federally recognized tribes in Oklahoma.
We had lunch at Thirty-Nine, a Native American restaurant. We spent the rest of the day exploring the city and going to many local shops.
Murder Mystery Party
The murder mystery party is something that we planned ourselves. We all were given a character by David and dressed up as our roles for the murder mystery/dinner party. A lot of the stuff we had, but we were able to get additional items for our costumes at OKC thrift shops the day before.
“The murder mystery party took a lot less time than I had anticipated. It was a lot of fun thrifting for costumes and clothes in the days prior, and, although I had to work through some scheduling conflicts, I think it worked out really well! I’d absolutely love to do another one if we had the time.” – David Harty
Watching fireworks in the Arena parking lot
“I really enjoy singing and playing the drums. I didn’t realize how much I’d enjoy the songs, and I catch myself singing the songs every now and then.” – Chloe Williams
Fireworks at Margaret’s
We had police, economic development, and housing authority.
We got to see the inner workings of the bowling alley, and got to bowl and play in the arcade!
We saw everything in the back of the store and learned about how they receive and store their products. Those freezers were cold!!
“Talking circles are a good conversation center and a way to get out your emotions.” – Tristin Stites