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11 01, 2019

Exploring Oklahoma’s Wheelock Academy Historic Site

2019-10-22T22:04:11+00:00Attractions, Beavers Bend, Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, Broken Bow, Cabins, History, McCurtain County, Museum, Things to do|

The history of the Broken Bow area is intertwined with that of the Choctaw Nation. One wonderful way to learn about the tribe's culture and influence here is to tour the Wheelock Academy Historic Site near Millerton, Oklahoma. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wheelock Academy was a former boarding school for Choctaw children for more than 120 years. Begun in 1932 by a missionary couple, the school taught mostly girls and was an important part of the community for many years. It closed during the Civil War years, 1861-1865), but reopened soon after. A devastating fire four [...]

5 04, 2018

Find Year-Round Fun At Broken Bow’s Choctaw Casinos

2019-10-22T22:27:21+00:00Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, Broken Bow, Cabins, Entertainment, Things to do|

Day or night, the Choctaw Casino in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, is where to head for gaming and entertainment. This local establishment is one of several in the state owned by the Choctaw Nation, and it’s super convenient to the cabins at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. Stop by Choctaw Casino and you’ll find rooms bustling with activity, starting with hundreds of slot machines that range from one-cent to five dollars. If cards are your deal, try your hand at Blackjack or Three-Card Poker. You’ll also find special deals that add extra fun to the challenge, such as the “Table Games Punch [...]

15 04, 2016

2016 Broken Bow Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival, June 16-17-18

2019-10-23T22:00:45+00:00Broken Bow, Event, Festival, Things to do|

It's that time again: time to plan your cabin escape to Broken Bow during the weekend of June 16, 17 and 18 for the 2016 Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest! Residents of and Visitors to the Broken Bow area look forward to this annual event celebrating our community, our heritage and SE Oklahoma's natural beauty. Held at the Broken Bow City Park, this festival brings a friendly welcome to all with the 5K run; children's events; youth activities; Choctaw Indian Dancing, story-telling, singing and cultural demonstrations; concessions; the Forestry Competition; Archery Contest; Horseshoe Contest; Talent Show; Domino Tournament; Turkey [...]

26 06, 2015

Museum of the Red River: Oklahomas Natural History

2019-10-24T17:08:17+00:00Attractions, History, Things to do|

On the border of Oklahoma and Texas lies the Red River (of the North), which has always played a large role in the development of the United States. When the Europeans arrived on this country's shores, westward expansion was inevitable. The Red River was an integral part of this westward spread. But before the Europeans, there was - of course - our Native American founders: those who actually founded this country, who loved the land and treated it with respect, and whose spiritual lives meshed with their physical selves so perfectly. These were the first peoples to settle along the [...]

22 03, 2015

Gardner Mansion and Museum: OK Choctaw History

2019-10-24T17:17:39+00:00Attractions, Broken Bow, History|

The Choctaw Nation is the heart of McCurtain County and the Broken Bow Area, and the tribe's history is both celebrated and preserved to this day. It is for this reason that you'll find multiple historical sites, museums and events all over southeastern Oklahoma, including the Jefferson Gardner Mansion and Museum, one-time home of the "Chief of the Choctaws". During the relocation of the Choctaw Nation from Mississippi to Oklahoma on the historic "Trail of Tears" in 1831 and 1832, Eagletown (located just east of Broken Bow) was established as the first Choctaw town in the new Choctaw territory. This [...]

29 01, 2015

Choctaw Nation: Oklahoma History and People

2019-10-24T17:39:40+00:00History, People|

Over the course of our blog posts, you may have noticed the phrase 'Choctaw' pop up every now and then: Choctaw County, the Choctaw neighborhood in the eastern suburbs of Oklahoma City, and of course the Choctaw Casinos. But what is 'Choctaw' and how does it fit in to the area's history? You may have guessed it already: Choctaw is the name of the Native American tribe of peoples who populated this area before modern settlement. In fact, the area that makes up Broken Bow was branch of the Choctaw tribe's homeland. The tribe originated in the southeastern states of [...]