Kennetha Janese Butler 2019 Otoe-Missouria Tribal Princess
Kennetha Janese Butler, Tunumpishgeme hedą ingąnye ki.
Jiwere-Nut’achi, Muskogee Creek hedą nyi ki.
My name is Kennetha Janese Butler, but they call me Tunąmp'isjimi "True Bear” in the Jiwere-Nut’achi I’che. I am Otoe-Missouria and Muskogee Creek. I am Bear Clan of the Otoe-Missouria people.
My parents are Chad and Paula Jeans Butler. My grandparents were the late, Raymond and Dorothy Butler and the late, Lewis “Gooch” Jeans and Lucille Tohee. My great, great grandfather was Chief David Pettit (Chief Wach'ehi Manyi). I am also a descendant of Missouri Chief and Chief John Pipestem.
I am 18 years old and a 2019 graduate of Frontier High School in Red Rock, Oklahoma. While attending Frontier High School I was proud to serve as 2018 Frontier InterTribal Youth Council Princess. I served as an officer for FCCLA and was a 2018 winner of the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Ag Day Contest for which I received a citation of recognition from Senator AJ Griffin and Representative John Pfeiffer. I was also a member of FCA, STUCO and the Frontier golf and cheer teams.
I am currently enrolled at Rose State College in Oklahoma City where I am pursuing my degree in Cultural Anthropology.
My family and I would like to thank the powwow Committee for giving me this opportunity to represent our tribe for the 2019-2020 reign. We hope everyone has a good time and enjoys the powwow--stay hydrated! Thank you!