TVSHKA HOMMA, Okla. (September 7, 2021) - Though the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival was canceled, the Annual Choctaw Royalty Pageant was held Friday, Sept. 3, at Tvshka Homma, crowning the new 2021 princesses.
Twenty-five princesses representing the Choctaw Nation districts competed in the Choctaw Nation Royalty Pageant, where participants were judged on talent, poise and traditional Choctaw dress.
Newly crowned royalty for the Choctaw Nation are Miss Choctaw Nation Madison Jade Cossey from District 4, Junior Miss Adelyn Brown from District 10, and Little Miss Milena Amos from District 2.
"The Choctaw Royalty pageant is about more than just winning a crown," said Chief Gary Batton. "Each of these young women are preserving Choctaw tradition. I am very proud to call them ambassadors of the Choctaw Nation."
During their one-year reign, princesses will attend Choctaw classes, serve as goodwill ambassadors and represent the Choctaw people at events and functions.
About The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.