Three Sticks Monument, Big Cedar, OK
Located at a turnout on Hwy. 259 near Big Cedar, OK, we thought this monument had something to do with the history of local native people–perhaps at meeting place of some sort. It was nothing of the kind.
It was a self-congratulatory monument to state politicians for their efforts in developing “roads, water, forest and recreation.” The three sticks refer to: Land, Wood, and Water.
Not very PC: Cigar Store Indian statues are popular in the area. Left: Outside the breakfast room at the Hotchatown Country Lodge. Right: At the entrance to the Grateful Head Restaurant, Hotchatown, OK
Meanwhile, we were within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation. (Note: license plate number altered to protect owner’s privacy.)