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2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference

Embracing the Dawn

Jackie Jackson (Narcomey)
Jackie Jackson (Narcomey) is a member of the Muscogee Nation, and she resides in Porter, Oklahoma. An active board member of the Koweta Indian Community, she serves on the Muscogee Nation Gaming Operations Authority Board (GOAB) and is a member of the Muskogee Oklahoma Native American
Association (MONAA). She is a member of the Sand Creek Baptist Church, and she has a love for passing on traditional Creek hymns to her children and grandchildren.

Jackie Jackson (Narcomey)'s Schedule
God's Traveling Songs: Multicultural Music of Oklahoma
Date: Thursday – October, 28 2021 Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room: Theater
Muscogee hymns are an extremely unique and historic musical art form. The hymns developed in the early 1800s when Scottish missionaries merged their song styles with the melodies of enslaved Africans and the language of Muscogee people. The songs came with the Muscogee people on the relocation to Indian Territory. Several hymns refer to that arduous journey and the suffering that resulted from the forced removal of the Muscogee people from their homeland. The songs continue to live on in the rural churches of the Muscogee Nation. This presentation merges the historic record with oral history of the hymns and will feature live demonstrations of select songs.

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