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B2-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, July 8, 2004 II 9 rarln 'q'he Main Collection: A Life- were not made for sale or for an art lery talks" will take place at The timeofCollecting"willopenatThe market but were used in the hving Jacobson House. The first will JacobsonHouseNafiveArtCenter communityoftheAmericanIndian be on July 18 at 2 p.m. and will in Norman on Sunday, July 11. The in Oklahoma. be given by Neil Main who will exhibit begins with a public recep- The collection has paintings by explain his pieces and the context in tion from one to five o'clock. On members of The Kiowa Five and which they were acquired. On July display will be examples from over other renowned historic artists such 25 at 2 p.m acclaimed beadwork six hundredAmedcan Indian paint- as Cheyenne Archie Blackowl, artist and fine art appraiser Richard ings, cultmal items and articles of Comanche George "Woogee" Aitson of the Kiowa-Apache Tribe clothing, pottery, basketry, jewelry Watchetaker, Otoe Walt Harris will discuss the beadwork and art- and rugs in this collection. Neff and the popular, humorous art ists who made them. Main will attend the opening, of William Vann Flores. Beauti- Funding for this event is being In 2003, Ne'd Main ofOklahoma ful contemporary paintings are provided by the Oklahoma Arts City generously donated his large included by Sharon Ahtone Harjo, Council and The Oscar Jacobson and varied collection of American Bert Seaboum, Parker Boyiddle Foundation. The Main Collection Indian fine art and artifacts to The and Lee Joshua. The painting col- is the largest single gift of art and Jacobson House NativeArt Center. lection includes three very special artifacts ever donated to The Jacob- The collection was acquired by works by Mirac Creepingbear. son House. Neil and his late wives, Billie The beadwork is of particular The Jacobson House Native Art Pedrick and Lorene Kotay. Much interest because of items which Center is located in Oklahoma's about the collection is unique in display old designs no longer historic Jacobson House at 609 that it was collected over a fifty common. On moccas'ms, leggings, Chautauqua Avenue in Norman. year period and because much clothing and cultural items are the The Jacobson House is on the of what was collected was used beading of Ernest Kauahquo, Ida National Register of Historic by the Main family as they lived Lura Asah Jones and Mary Inkon- Places, the Oklahoma Historical within the Kiowa Indian tribal ish.Also featured will be Cherokee Society's Landmarks List and has world. Many of the items were and Southwest baskets, fine south- been designated a 2007 Centennial purchased for pleasure and home west pottery, silver and turquoise Site by the Oklahoma State Cen- but many were acquired as jewelry, hand-woven Navajo rugs tennial Commission. For more part of dance regalia or as a result andshawls, information, please call (405) of powwow ceremonial gifts. During the course of this exhibit, 366-1667 or contact us online at Because of this, numerous items which closes on Aug. 15,two"gal- www.jacobsonhouse.com. Imagine getting up close and from 9 a,m. to 7 p.m. seven days ing an injury, but the happy and personal with an Indo-Chinese a week during the summer, with healthy gazelle now scampers tiger. Or listening to the thun- private tours available. Admission freely around her enclosed acre- dering roar of an African lion is a $5 tax-deductible donation, age without issue. How about feeding a gLraffe or a free for children under three. The What about checking out a camel? You can experience all this park is also available for over- capibara? Weighing in at up to 160 and more at Oklahoma's exotic night safari campouts, birthdays, pounds, the gentle capibara is the animal parks - where beauty and cookouts, nature hikes and group largest of the rodent species. Or the beast collide on a daily basis, educational programs. Take Exit have you ever heard of a Japanese With several to choose from, see 64 off 1-35 near Wynnewood to Silky? Silkies, sometimes referred one or see them all. reach the park. to as "chickens with hair", are On your first stop, visit Tiger Further south on 1-35 off Exit fluffy versions of a chicken that Safari in Tuttle, OK, the state's 51 you'll run right into Arbuckle look like they're wearing feather newest animal park. Tiger Safari Wlldemess near Davis The drive- boas. Or how about a capuchin is home to "Rajah," a two- year- through park covers more than400 monkey that plays patty cake for old male Siberian tiger weighing acres teeming with wild, exotic treats? in at approximately 450 pounds, and rare animals roaming freely You'll find all of this and more According to Park Operations in their natural habitats, at Wilderness Safari, a "mom and Manager Sam Stucky, Rajah will If it strikes your fancy, purchase pop shop" of 57 acres housing eventually grow to an estimated animal food in the gift shop and about 250 animals, including 800 - 1,200 pounds, feed the camels, deer, llamas or 100 head of primates. You might "He's really just abig pussycat," even buffalo during your drive, also see coyotes, kookaburras, said Stucky. "We even walk him No coaxing is necessary as the iguanas, emus, vultures, toucans, on a leash." animals will come right up to you and zebras. Andforthenot-so-faintofheart, and freely partake of your offer- Wilderness Safari is open 10 visitors to the park can have the ings. They might even try to block a.m. to6p.m, dailyandis located 'rare' opportunity to feed Rajah, your vehicle's passage by strutting two miles northwest of Bristow on who can eat a chicken leg in two out in front ofyou, demanding that Hwy 16. Admission fees are $6 for bites - bones and all. you share a morsel or two. adults, $4 for children. Guided Venture further across the sprawl- Arbuckle Wtldemess also offers tours for five or more guests are ing 45 acres to see lions, cougars, a walk-through petting park where available for $7 per adult, $5 per wolves, porcupines, alligators you can visit the nursery, ride a child. and kangaroos, among others. Or camel or a go-cart, cool off in a Other exotic animal parks in feed the llamas, pot-bellied pigs paddle boat, orwatchthe monkeys Oklahoma include Safari Sanc- and goats at the petting zoo. and chimpanzees swing from rope mary just offHwy 51 in Broken Tiger Safari, just off 1-44 and to rope. Arrow, and Safari Joe's Zoological Hwy 37, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arbuckle Wilderness is openPark, three miles north ofAdair on on weekends only, with group daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. year- Hwy 69. Safari Sanctuary is home tours available by appointment on round. Admission to the park is to the only known 'liger' in Okla- weekdays. The park is also avail- $14.99 for adults, $12.99 for chil- homa (a cross between a lion and able for birthday parfies, dren (age three and under free), a tiger), and more than Y00 exotic picnics, family reunions, camp- and $13.99 for seniors. The park wildlife of all kinds. Safari Joe's, ing and educational programs, also hosts birthday parties, family another exotic wildlife refuge, Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for gatherings, group outings and boasts the recent birth of a rare children, and free for ages two hayrides.Log cabins, cottages, and white tiger cub. They are also and under, lake houses are available through- home to the largest known camel Next stop, answer thecall ofthe out the region for lodging,in the state, weighing in at 3,200 wild at G.W. Exotic Animal Park Ever seen a three-legged gazelle? lbs. and standing 10 ft. tall. in Wynnewood. This 16-acre, Ifnot, then visit Wddemess Safari For more information on non-profit sanctuary houses an in Bristow to meet "Tripod", a animals parks and other destina- astonishing array of wild animals gazelle amputee who gets around tions in the Sooner State, go to - more than 1,000 exotics includ- just fine on three legs. Tripod lost www.TravelOK.com or call 800- ing tigers, lions, panthers, bears, a front leg to amputation follow- 652-6552. wolves, baboons, and reptiles. At G.W visitors may chance upon a herd of tigers stalking each other, daring to be challenged. Or perhaps catch a glimpse of two bears waltzing in their cage. You don't want to miss the donkey and pig that share the same pen, or the spotted deer roaming freely, seek- ing only a pat on the head. If you visit the park during mid-morning hours, chances are good you'll catch the animals during feeding time, an absolute 'rip-roaring' experience. Most of these animals have been rescued from abuse or abandonment, so each one has its own special story to tell - part of the charm of this amazing col- lection of magnificent creatures. Park Director Joe Schreibvogel summed it up best when he said, "Just wait until you see the faces behind these stories." G.W. Exotic Animal Park is open West edge of Perkins on SH 33 405-547-7070 Owners A tradition ofyouth rodeo in Shawnee By Kim Watkins the midnight oil burning withjack- pole bending, July in Shawnee, Oklahoma may pots throughout the week for the Three arenas be time for weekends at the lake die-hard competitor. The western teeming with or summer baseballleagues but for shopping mall gives rodeo fans a two the 300 plus volunteers it is rodeo cool get away and a taste for the five days time. The Heart of Oklahoma,most Exposition Center and the the planet. city of Shawnee hosts the The world famous International up the Finals Youth Rodeo July 12 evening through 17. Born from tradi- tion rodeo continues to spread contestants i its roots throughout the United earned their, States and in the hearts of high rope, tie, school rodeo athletes, trophy The IFYR continues to lead the money, the industry in high school rights ks A athletes who travel with trail- Just 40 ers in tow some from as far Oklahoma Obef away as Australia. The $250,000 Wild West. Food vendors offer located Heart ofq. prize money is not the only stakes tastes new to the rodeo crowd. Center makes i( o( up for grabs. Trophy saddles and The IFYR invites high school best youth rode e b IoOUl buckles and prizes are awarded contestants from across the globe For more mtot, to the top cowboy and cowgirl in to compete in ten rodeo events. For Intemational Fi .ng t each event, the cowboys there is saddle bronc please contact tl ghi .-, AKI It ( Tradition continues with three riding, bareback riding, team homa Expo t e l- working arenas promising never a roping, steer wrestling, calf roping Oklahoma at 405 el dull moment for the crowd or the and bull riding. For the cowgirls, 762-7695, or vis ey rodeoathletes.Apracticepenkeeps barrel racing, breakaway roping, www.ifyr.com. [ me pr, th Gilcrease Museum to display ra= copy of Declaration of Indepen TULSA- Just in time for the authorized by the Continental days before Fourth of July celebration, Congress and were both signed Declaration of Gilcrease Museum has put on and attested to by Benjamin was formally display certified copies of the Franklin and Silas Deane,Continental Declaration of Independence Ministers Plenipotentiary," Jefferson's and Articles of Confedera- said Erwin. the closing tion. The documents will be The two documents were "my country located in the Museum's accompanied by a letter my political recently renovated Eastern - dated February 14, 1777of a America galleries. Two other - from Franklin and Deanelately directed rare documents will also be on (which will also be included The display, in the exhibition) and sent to on display While the original Declara- Frederick the Great through the months. tion of Independence (with the Prussian Minister, Baron Von Gilcrease signatures of all the Congres- Schulenburg. The Americanto the world' sional de!egates), and Articles diplomats sent these docu' most of Confcderation.ar :i the mtnts. to the Prussian leader " National Archives, the Gil- in the hope of establishing his archives crease manuscripts are the only confidence in the new nation, the Americas. other authorized documents according to Erwin. is open Tue, known to be in existence, The fourth document that will Sunday according to Gilcrease Cura- be displayed is a letter written p.m. For tor of Archival Collections by Thomas Jefferson to a per- call (918) Sarah Erwin. s0nal friend, William Fleming. the museum' "These documents were It was composed just three www. hare your Jour.al with a relative, frle.d or.eighborl title's lestaurant Lunch Specials [ and For an Oklahoma Ranch Rip Roaring Family Fun! 1,500-seat A4! 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