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Wichita Tribal Princess

 

New Extended Deadline: 2019-2020 Wichita Tribal Princess Applications

 

Wichita Tribal Director Tara Tartsah Clark is accepting applications for young women seeking the title of 2019-2020 Wichita Tribal Princess.

Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 21 years old.  Must be an enrolled member or descendant of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.

Deadline will be 5 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019.   You must submit a short essay why you would want to be the Wichita Tribal Princess and what is your expectation of being the Tribal Princess. The princess will be announced Thursday, August 8, 2019 during the Wichita Tribal Annual Dance.

Submit letters to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, PO Box 729, Attn: Tara Tartsah Clark, Anadarko, OK 73005, or email to tartsah44@hotmail.com. For questions, call 405-933-6445.

 

                  2018-2019 Wichita Tribal Princess: Lacee Leonard

 

Lacee Leonard

 

Lacee Machelle Leonard is an enrolled member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and the daughter of Norman and Tara (Tartsah) Clark and Michael Leonard. Her maternal grandparent is Teri Tartsah, and paternal grandparents are the late David Marland, Sr., and Mary (Miller) Leonard. 

Lacee's maternal great-grandparents are the late Eugene Tartsah, Ronald (Pinky) and Sharon (Stephenson) Wetselline; her paternal great-grandparents are the late Raymond and Julia (Figueroa) Leonard, Frank Miller and Gladys Luther.

Her maternal great great-grandparents the late Nuss and Ella Stephenson. The paternal great great-grandparents the late Robert Leonard and Julie Edge, Hugh Miller and Florence Caley, William Luther and Ida Ross. 

The paternal great-great-great great-grandparents are the late Oscar and Ross Leonard, Neo-quah and Tas-saw, Kor-hake-us-kau (Jacob Caley), Mar-cut-daw-ace (Josie Caley), Ah-shay-ke-ah-shates (Isaac Luther), Ne-ah-ah-sun-nah-kit-day-sis-sus, Che-sat-chid-dad (Site-te-ah) and Katie Ross Stephens. Maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents are Chief Stephenson, A-day-uck (A-duck) and Whit Lee and Mis-se-nah.

She is very active in sports (basketball and softball) as well as being on the Superintendent's honor roll.

She takes part in numerous cultural activities and comes from a family who has had many different tribal princesses and participates in various dances, as well as Native American Church.

"It would be an honor and blessing to serve as the 2018-2019 Wichita Tribal Princess," Lacee said. "I will do my best to represent our tribe, and I plan to do it in a positive way. I know this would be an amazing and life-changing opportunity for me.  I promise to carry the title with nothing but honor and pride."