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.
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 second book, Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Defeated the Army, was published by Capstone in 2018. His latest book, The Reluctant Storyteller, was published by Benchmark Education in 2019.
A Navy brat, Art grew up around the world, attending 14 different schools on three continents before
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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 o…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)
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The Creator's Game, Cherokee Style

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 20 (
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