Jerletta Halford-Pandos is the assistant adjutant of the DAV Department of Oklahoma and of both Cherokee and Chocktaw
On August 20, 1994, several ceremonialists, including David Carson, a Chocktaw
medicine pipe carrier, gathered in full regalia for a ceremony in New Orleans with the chiefs of the Mardi Gras Indians.
Most know that there are many different kinds of Indians, though most use the word Indian, to mean their own kind whether they are Chocktaw
, Chippewa, Seneca, Pomo, or one of hundreds of other nations.
Three tribes are participating in the special project: the Chickasaw Nation, the Chocktaw
Nation of Oklahoma and the Potawatomi Nation.
McBeth was never taken up on her offer and spent over twenty years working first among the Chocktaw
and later the Nez Perce Indians.