Feeling pride for your Osage District? Personalize your vehicle with the Osage Nation Tax Commission’s personalized District tags.
Tags specifying Grayhorse, Hominy and Pawhuska Districts are now available and cost $25. Since 2011, the Tax Commission has offered personalized tags with the Osage Orthography spelling out Osage People, pronounced “Wah-Zha-Zhi Ni-Ka-She.”
The Osage Nation has had tribal tags since 1997. The 31st Osage Tribal Council selected the current blue design, which used to feature teepees, buffaloes and a horse rider.
According to a 2011 Osage News article, prior to the 2006-reformed government, the Tribal Council hosted a poster contest to select a new tag design, which drew several entries. Barbara Alkire, a former government employee who is non-Osage, created the current and winning tag design, according to the Tax Commission.
Osages interested in registering their vehicles with a tribal tags must provide the Tax Commission with documentation including proof of Osage Nation membership, vehicle insurance and proof of Oklahoma residency.
To obtain a form for a personalized tag, visit the Tax Commission’s website at https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/tax-commission. For more information call (918) 287-5393.