The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

New Tribal Princess Crowned

By Heather Payne, Public Affairs Office on July 29, 2019

RED ROCK, Okla.--On July 18th the Otoe-Missouria Tribe crowned Kennetha Butler as the 2019-2020 tribal princess at their 138th Annual Otoe-Missouria Summer Encampment.

The new 18-year-old princess is a 2019 graduate of Frontier High School in Red Rock, Oklahoma. While attending Frontier High School she served as 2018 Frontier InterTribal Youth Council Princess as well as an officer for FCCLA. She was the 2018 winner of the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Ag Day Contest for which she received a citation of recognition from Senator AJ Griffin and Representative John Pfeiffer. She was also a member of FCA, STUCO and the Frontier golf and cheer teams.

She is enrolled for the fall semester at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa where she will study nursing.

Kennetha’s parents are Chad and Paula Butler. Her grandparents were the late, Raymond and Dorothy Butler and the late, Lewis “Gooch” Jeans and Lucille Tohee. Her great, great grandfather was Chief David Pettit (Chief Wach'ehi Manyi) and she is also a descendant of Missouri Chief and Chief John Pipestem.

Kennetha’s name in the Otoe-Missouria language is Tunąmp'isjimi "True Bear”. She is Otoe-Missouria and Muskogee Creek. She is Bear Clan of the Otoe-Missouria people.

Kennetha will spend the next year traveling the United States as she serves as ambassador for the Otoe-Missouria people. Congratulations Kennetha!


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