May 15 • 9M

EPISODE 4: Osiyo, Part I

Exploring the connections between my less-than-obvious Cherokee roots and Stilwell's Strawberry Festival.

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Neal Hallford
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Host Neal Hallford serves up the connections between his less-than-obvious indigenous heritage and the annual, just concluded Strawberry Festival held in Stilwell, Oklahoma.

The Stilwell Strawberry Festival

HOME OF THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - This past weekend, on May 11th, Stilwell celebrated its 76th Strawberry Festival. While outsiders might assume that the event is just another food-based celebration, it actually has deep roots in the Cherokee culture.