Season 4, Episode 4, Pt2: “Mary Little Doe: The Story of Dodie Rogers (Choctaw), Daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans”

Have you ever heard the famous song, “Happy Trails to You”? Do you know who wrote and performed it?

In part one of this episode, we met the lovely Dodie Rogers (Choctaw), adopted daughter of the legendary “King of the Cowboys”, Roy Rogers (also Choctaw) and his talented wife, Dale Evans, who wrote the aforementioned song. Together they performed “Happy Trails to You” many times over. Even to this day, some of the younger generations are familiar with the piece – and thus the Rogers legend lives on.

Here in Part 2, Dodie continues to share the inspiring, yet heartbreaking story of the Rogers family – a family filled with love bursting at the seams, breaking social norms, changing perspectives on autism, and paving the way for future adoptive families.

You may need to grab your Kleenex box for this one, because as you’ll hear, this family faced one loss after another. And yet, their faith in God remained strong, while their family drew closer through every single challenge.

You’ll also hear about:

  • Roy and Dale’s 9 children and their interesting stories
  • The inspiring, yet humorous story about how Dodie was adopted
  • The Chicki Wicki Choctaw song, written for Dodie by her mom (you’ll also get to hear the song)
  • My own personal theory about why Dale started pushing Dodie to learn more about her heritage

Stay tuned for part 3 coming up next!

Special thanks to Anadarko Heritage Museum for pulling some photos of Roy, Dale and Dodie Rogers and their visit to Anadarko!

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