Doug Donnell heads the Cultural Drum Committee which is part of the Delaware Culture Preservation Committee. He has been active in Pow-Wows for over twenty years as a Southern Straight Dancer. He is also the main singer of the Delaware Social Dance songs, and is the head singer and founder of the drum group, Southern Eagle Ridge Singers.
Doug is very active in the Johnson O'Malley and Title V programs for Indian students from the surrounding area, and he teaches Native American dance and culture. He has committed his life to learning about, and then and teaching the history and culture of his Delaware Tribe.
Doug's Delaware family background is from the Ketchum, Curleyhead, and Thompson families. Doug's uncle, the late Lewis B. Ketchum, was chief of the Delawares for twelve years.
Doug was born and raised in Copan, Oklahoma, and now
resides at Dewey, Oklahoma. He has two children, April and
Spencer, and has been married to his wife Leslie for
fourteen years. Doug is presently working for Red Man
Measurement Company in Tulsa.
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