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S2, E19, “Robert Baker on Choctaws in the War of 1812, the Significance of Armstrong Academy in Bokchito, & More!”
Native ChocTalk Presents: “Robert Baker on Choctaws in the War of 1812, the Significance of Armstrong Academy in Bokchito, & More!”
Last September I stopped by Choctaw Nation Headquarters and enjoyed a conversation with Robert Baker, who contributes to our Choctaw language department on a daily basis (yakoke, Robert!).
In this episode, you’ll hear Robert share about:
- His great great grandfather, Ben Carterby, a Code Talker in World War 1
- How Choctaws played a big part in the War of 1812
- Robert’s war reenactments
- His experience playing stickball (you’ll find his life size photo in the First Americans Museum!)
- Interesting stories of Bokchito and Armstrong academy
- Robert reads a story he wrote in Choctaw called, “No Tail Raccoon” (you’ll love this)
Also, a special kudos to Robert’s aunt who made some beautiful earrings that he was able to give me – they’re beautiful!
By the way, would YOU like to take some Choctaw language classes? It’s worth your time and is at no cost. I usually do the Tuesday and Thursday evening classes so perhaps I could be your classmate! Click on this link to learn more. https://choctawschool.com/classes/internet-classes.aspx
Yakoke, Robert for all you do and for sharing your interesting family stories!
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