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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

T.C. Cannon

Kiowa / Caddo

— 1946-1978 —

 
 
T.C. Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. T.C. Cannon Marker
Inscription.  Born and raised in southwest Oklahoma, Cannon permanently resided in Santa Fe, N.M. at the time of his death. Following his studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Cannon quickly became internationally recognized as a leading exponent of the "New Wave" genre of contemporary American Indian Art.

In 1967 Cannon enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam where he was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal and numerous other awards and citations. Following his tour of duty, Cannon was formally initiated into elite Kiowa Black Leggins Warrior Society.

Cannon was widely recognized for his musical abilities, and his deeply moving prose and poetry has appeared in numerous internationally-distributed publications.

"I have a strong bond with heaven and its angels that is more and more available. Nothing can deter my many routes to the heart of God.... Let's shine on the world for a long time even if we are beyond the voice and ear of those that proclaim us the dreamers of some dismissed religion.... I refuse to shed tears for my shortcomings anymore. I am comfortable
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and sane and smiling, running towards the arms of God this evening."
T.C.

Cannon was laid to his final rest with full military and traditional Kiowa honors in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
 
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsNative AmericansWar, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 35° 4.387′ N, 98° 13.691′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is on East Central Boulevard (U.S. 62) 0.3 miles east of Southeast 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hosteen Klah (a few steps from this marker); Geronimo (a few steps from this marker); Tecumseh (a few steps from this marker); Hiawatha (a few steps from this marker); Cochise (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Thorp (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Joseph (within
The T.C. Cannon Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The T.C. Cannon Statue and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Black Beaver (Se-Ket-Tu-Ma-Qua) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
Regarding T.C. Cannon. Tommy Wayne Cannon died in an automobile accident southeast of Santa Fe on May 8, 1978
 
Also see . . .  T.C. Cannon.
Tommy Wayne Cannon (September 27, 1946 – May 8, 1978) (Kiowa) was an important Native American artist of the 20th century. He was popularly known as T. C. Cannon. He was an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe and also had Caddo and French ancestry. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the T.C. Cannon Statue and Marker from the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the T.C. Cannon Statue and Marker from the park
Closeup of T.C. Cannon Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
4. Closeup of T.C. Cannon Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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