Art Coulson

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Art Coulson is a writer, editor and storyteller who served as the first executive director of the Wilma Mankiller Foundation in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, after a 25-year career in journalism. The foundation, which carries on Wilma’s legacy of social justice and community development in Indian Country, was named for the first woman elected chief of an American Indian tribe.
Art’s first children’s book, The Creator’s Game: A Story of Baaga’adowe/Lacrosse (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2013), told of the deep spiritual and cultural connections of American Indian people to the sport of lacrosse. His next book, Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Defeated the Army, will be published by Capstone in August 2018
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Art Coulson I am working on several projects, including a follow-up to The Creator's Game, once again featuring Travis Skinaway and his family. I'm also working…moreI am working on several projects, including a follow-up to The Creator's Game, once again featuring Travis Skinaway and his family. I'm also working on several short stories for adult readers, as well as a television project. (less)
Art Coulson My publisher approached me with the basic idea of writing a book for young readers about the native roots of the game of lacrosse. Working closely…moreMy publisher approached me with the basic idea of writing a book for young readers about the native roots of the game of lacrosse. Working closely with illustrator Robert DesJarlait, I fleshed out a story about a young Ojibwe boy who learns about the game of lacrosse and its intense spiritual connection to native people.(less)
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Cherokee Stickball


From my favorite newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix:



TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – More than 60 children played in a stickball tournament hosted by the United Keetoowah Band on July 18 at the UKB Cultural Grounds.

UKB Cultural Director Wesley Procter said the tournament was a first for a local youth stickball league.

“I hope it makes a good impact within the 14-county jurisdiction. We have three (teams) and 2...
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