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Karen Coody Cooper

Karen Coody Cooper, now living in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was born in Tulsa in 1946 as Karen Korliss Rollins, and grew up in Collinsville. Her grandmother Callie Coody was enrolled as a child on the Dawes Roll and became a hardworking farm wife near Texanna, Oklahoma, close to her allotment in the former Canadian District of the Cherokee Nation. Callie's grandfather was a son of Jane Ross, elder sister of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee before Removal and throughout the Civil War in...See more