Event Calendar

News Releases


The Tonkawa Tribe Water Department Consumer Confidence Report from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

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Application for Exemption for American Indians and Alaska Natives and other individuals who are eligible to receive services from an Indian Health Care Provider.

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Helpful Link: Oklahoma Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

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Tonkawa Word of the Month:

Learn a piece of our culture with this month's Tonkawa Indian language word "Pen'ac" the English word for "spring".

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Welcome to our site!

Welcome to the Tonkawa Tribe official website.


We are glad you are here! Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our new site, as several things have changed. If we can be of any assistance please visit our "Contact Us" section for listings and numbers if you wish to speak to a person directly; otherwise, enjoy your stay, look around and visit our "Culture" sections above where you can immerse yourself in information and stories on our tribal history.

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Online Survey

NA•HO•N is the Tonkawa tribal word for "home". We are a non-discriminant program that helps domestic violence victims ages 18 and older regardless of race, color, or national origin. We are a brand new program that will focus on transitional housing, training, and strategic planning. Our program will target Tonkawa tribal members, residents of Tonkawa, and Tonkawa students and employees of NOC.  We are seeking information on the availability of resources and services for victims of crime in Tonkawa.

We recognize that your time is valuable and hope that you will take a few minutes to answer 15 simple questions about your community. Your responses on this survey will help the program best assist victims, develop a community-focused strategic plan for future funding, and improve services for crime victims. We need at least 40 responses to utilize the data.

We will honor your confidentiality. Your participation is completely voluntary and you may choose to not reply to any question on this survey. Your responses will be kept anonymous. Choosing to reply to this survey will be seen as your voluntary consent to this process.

Thank you for your participation. Your voice is valuable!

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Covid-19 Tribal Member Assistance Application 

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Quartlerly Meeting Update:

Due to the recent death of a tribal member and the increase in local COVID cases we will be canceling our quarterly meeting.  Out of respect for the family and for the safety of our small tribe we feel it is best. We hope to have our December meeting as planned.

Please notify friends and family of the cancellation. 

President Russell Martin

Pow Wows & Princesses

The Tonkawa, like most the Plains tribes, had a variety of dances that were performed regularly and ceremoniously. Among many dances belonging to the Tonkawa were the: Buffalo Dance, Deer Dance, Wild Hog Dance, Turkey Dance, Dance of the Short Steps, Notched Stick Dance, and a dance called "Singing All Around" which later became known as the "Back and Forth" dance.

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Crown Johnson O'Malley Princess
Crown Tonkawa Tribal Princess
Arrows Pow Wows