Select Page

Baconne offering four full scholarships for Native American students

Baconne offering four full scholarships for Native American students

Baconne College also gives $10,000 scholarships to all American Indian students! 

Why Bacone? 

Bacone College is the nation’s oldest American Indian institution of higher learning and the oldest higher education institution in Oklahoma.  Furthermore, Bacone is the most affordable university option for American Indian students in the State of Oklahoma. No institution of higher education has a longer standing connection to the education of American Indian people, then Bacone College!

In the summer of 2018, the university (under the leadership of new President Dr. Ferlin Clark; Navajo), began the process of fully returning to the mission of genuine Indian education to prepare and empower the Indigenous populations of all tribal communities/nations throughout the United States.  Bacone has streamlined academic, athletic and club programs and ensured that all areas of the college are meeting the needs of Indian students, their tribes and families.  Now is an incredible and important time to be a part of a renewed Bacone College!  We encourage you to go to and apply to the university!  Be a true part this new era!           

The university is currently offering four FULL RIDE scholarships for the Spring 2019 semester.  Two in the reborn Art program.  Take a look at this link!

Then there are two in our American Indian Christian Ministry program.  These scholarships cover the cost of all tuition, fees and room & board.  Take a look below for the numerous other majors the university offers.  EVERY Indian student receives an automatic $10,000 scholarship to attend in all other majors! 

What degree programs are offered? 

Accounting                                                          Bachelor

Art                                                                          Associate of Arts

Fine Art                                                                Associate of Arts

American Indian Studies                                Bachelor of Arts/Associate of Arts

Business Administration                                Bachelor/Associate

Business Management                                  Bachelor/Associate

Criminal Justice                                                 Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science

Christian Ministry                                             Bachelor/Associate

–              Family Counseling

–              American Indian Ministry

Elementary Education                                    Bachelor

Exercise Science                                               Bachelor

Family Studies (Social Work/Education)  Bachelor

Finance                                                                Bachelor

Liberal Arts                                                         Bachelor

-Concentration Areas: Communications, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies

Radiography                                                       Bachelor

Sport Management                                        Bachelor


What Athletic programs are available @ Bacone? 

AFFILIATION:  NAIA D-1  (Sooner Athletic Conference)


Basketball (Women’s)                   

Basketball (Men’s)

Cross Country

Soccer (Women’s)

Soccer (Men’s)



Volleyball (Women’s)


For more information, please contact the Bacone College Admissions & Athletic Recruitment Team @ 918-360-5531 (via text or call) or at this email.  We hope to hear from you soon! 

The following two tabs change content below.
Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    When I was growing up my family spent several days each summer helping paint dorm rooms at Bacone.

    • So really Baconne was considered an institution of the community in Muskogee, not just a college for outsiders?


        Yes, I never got the impression I was an outsider or they were the others, and I don’t have a drop of Native American DNA according to the DNA report. We were all just happy to help! But to be clear, I lived in Wichita, and we drove there to work each summer. My grandparents lived in Tonkawa. Had other relatives in Ponca City and Muskogee and Jay. I married a Native American whose mother was born on the reservation and has no birth certificate. I think it’s just different thinking in that part of the world (Oklahoma/Kansas). Much different than it is in the north where I’ve lived most of my adult life. We didn’t treat each other or see each other as “not one of us.” Which, I realize how blessed I am. Plus, I grew up eating indigenous foods because my dad was so familiar with them. We had cornmeal mush for breakfast every morning and fried bread several times a week and grew our own food. Goodness, those were the good days. Made me strong and healthy. But I don’t miss picking pinto beans in the Kansas sun! (And okra, and every other kind of beans, squash, peppers, corn, and tomatoes known to the earth!) We canned all our food from peaches, plums, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, apples… I was a very blessed young lady to have grown up that way. I sure wish I remembered all I’d been taught about it. But to be honest, it was just not something I thought of us unique. I thought everyone lived that way. How wrong I was. Wish I’d paid more attention.


        In addition, Richard, that part of Oklahoma has so many indigenous folks that yes, I do think the college is an institution of the community. As I said in my other post, historical “Indian Territory” created a different climate, I think, in terms of how we all got along. There were just as many, if not more, indigenous peoples as Europeans/Asians/African Americans, so we all just didn’t think of ourselves as being anything other than human. At least, when I was growing up, that’s how I felt. That’s my perception. Whether or not that’s a reality today? I have no idea.

        • It was kind of the same thing with me growing up. My mother’s family practiced several Creek traditions . . . such as giving gifts to new people they were doing business with and having the family reunion on the Summer Solstice . . . that I just assumed that it was the normal thing for Southerners as a whole. Such a huge percentage of traditional Southern cuisine came from the Creeks that our normal diet seemed normal. LOL


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to POOF via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this website and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 843 other subscribers

The Information World is changing!

People of One Fire needs your help to evolve with it.

We are now celebrating the 11th year of the People of One Fire. In that time, we have seen a radical change in the way people receive information. The magazine industry has almost died. Printed newspapers are on life support. Ezines, such as POOF, replaced printed books as the primary means to present new knowledge. Now the media is shifting to videos, animated films of ancient towns, Youtube and three dimensional holograph images.

During the past six years, a privately owned business has generously subsidized my research as I virtually traveled along the coast lines and rivers of the Southeast. That will end in December 2017. I desperately need to find a means to keep our research self-supporting with advertising from a broader range of viewers. Creation of animated architectural history films for POOF and a People of One Fire Youtube Channel appears to be the way. To do this I will need to acquire state-of-art software and video hardware, which I can not afford with my very limited income. Several of you know personally that I live a very modest lifestyle. If you can help with this endeavor, it will be greatly appreciated.

Support Us!

Richard Thornton . . . the truth is out there somewhere!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!