Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal College Plans Silent Auction for Saturday Event


The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal College, located on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford, is conducting a Silent Auction consisting of five pieces of American Indian art work by Harvey Pratt and Doc Tate Nevaquaya. 

Auction proceeds will help offset costs to conduct Dr. Henrietta Mann’s Honor Dance this Saturday, December 9, from 1-11 p.m. in the Wellness Center on the SWOSU campus. Mann is the interim president of the C-A Tribal College. The public is invited to the various events that will take place this Saturday. Admission is free.

The art pieces are currently on display in the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal College office located in Suite 104, Room A, in the Old Science Building.  Hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday. On Saturday, staff will move the auction items to the Wellness Center where they will remain until 8 p.m. when successful bidders will be identified.

Harvey Pratt’s works include (1) one framed original done in pencil, (2) a signed poster he was commissioned to do for the Red Earth Festival held in Oklahoma City, (3) an artist proof print titled “Cheyenne Parade” that carries his original signature, (4) another poster portraying a warrior in wolf’s head disguise, and (5) a winter-scene poster given to Pratt by the late Doc Tate Nevaquaya that portrays a flute-playing Indian warrior on horseback.      

Dr. Ted Lonewolf, assistant dean of the college, said gourd dancing will begin at 1 p.m. A meal will be provided at 5 p.m. followed by the Grand Entry at 7 p.m. The public is invited to all the events.