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Lawren ‘Lulu’ Michele Goodfox selected as 2023-2024 Osage Nation Princess

Goodfox will be crowned on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at the Grayhorse Community Building

Lawren “Lulu” Michele Goodfox of the Grayhorse District has been selected as the 2023-2024 Osage Nation Princess.

She will be crowned on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at the Grayhorse Community Building located in the Grayhorse Indian Village. The public is invited to attend.

“I have watched and noticed Lulu at Osage functions for many years and admired how she represents herself and her family. She is a beautiful, kind young woman and her family is always there to support her,” said Osage Tribal Director Chalene Toehay-Tartsah. “She will do a wonderful job representing the Osage Nation as our ambassador.”

The first Osage Tribal Princess was Margaret Luttrell Gray, who served in 1941. Since 1941, an Osage Princess has represented the Osage Nation every year at the week-long American Indian Exposition, held every year in August in Anadarko, Okla. The Osage Nation Princess will join other tribal princesses from more than 10 different tribal nations at the Exposition. They participate in banquets, fashion shows, pageants, are featured in parades, and are asked to give speeches about their tribal nations at various events.

Lulu, 14, is the daughter of Jeff and Alyssa Goodfox. She is the granddaughter of Russell Cannon and Sidonie Stepson Cannon (both Grayhorse District) and Larry and the late Gaye Goodfox.

She was named E Nah Doē Pē by Harry Redeagle Sr. and is also Pawnee from the Chaui and Skidi bands. Lulu is a freshman at Stillwater Junior High where she is an Honor Roll student, involved in the BETA club, Native American Student Association, Junior High choir and on the High School tennis team.

Lulu has danced at Inlonshka since she could walk and can be seen helping the Grayhorse cooks prepare dishes and set tables. She most recently helped make grape dumplings for the Sesquicentennial Celebration.  

She has a passion for performing arts and has danced with Showstoppers Dance Studio since she was three years old where she is currently on Senior Company. Lulu has also been taking acting classes for several years and has been in numerous movies, plays and TV shows, including the television series “Rutherford Falls” and the upcoming Broadway play “The Thanksgiving Play.” 

Lulu is very humbled and honored for the opportunity to represent the Osage Nation and her Grayhorse people. 

This year the exposition returns in person after having been canceled since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once an Osage Nation Princess has served for a year, she becomes a member of the Osage Tribal Princess Sorority. She receives a shawl with her name on it and the year she reigned. The OTPS currently has more than 15 active members.

Former Osage Tribal Princesses:

1941 Margaret Luttrell Gray (deceased)

1947-48 Louise Shangreau (deceased)

1949-50 Mildred Bear Lunsford (deceased)

1951-53 Thomasine Green Moore (deceased)

1953-54 Fannie Mae Beartrack Donelson (deceased)

1955-59 Anita Lookout West (deceased)

1960 Kathryn Redcorn

1961 Beverly Wamego Brownfield

1962 Jerri Jean Barnes Branstetter

1963 RoseMary Shaw

1964 LeeAnn Yarbrough Ammons

1965 Kathy Roberts (deceased)

1966 Linda Maker Long

1967 Jan Nell Robinson Jacobs

1968-69 Mary Barnes Monetachi

1970 Alice Jake (deceased)

1971 Mary F. Hopper

1972 Patricia Barnes Pratt

1973 Renae Brumley

1974 Anita Eaves Maker

1975 Susan Shannon

1976 Julie Brave Standing Bear

1977 Tammy Fugate Baldauff

1978 Billie Carol Jones

1979 Carolyn Shannon (deceased)

1980 Tracey Moore

1981 Angela Satepauhoodle Toineeta

1982 Meg Standingbear Jennings

1983 Tracey Moore

1984 Margaret Shannon Sisk

1985-86 Olivia Gann Gray

1987 Jodie Revard

1988 Trish Alley

1989 Asa Cunningham Concha

1990 Danita Corneilson Goodwill

1991 Danene Lane (deceased)

1992 Joyce Oberly

1993 Welana Fields Queton

1994 Gina Gray Red Eagle

1995-96 Chalene Toehay-Tartsah

1997 Shannon Shaw Duty

1998 Jessica Moore Harjo

1999 Jennifer Standingbear Bighorse

2000 Sarah Megan Oberly

2001 Whitney Freeman

2002 Mary Bighorse Wildcat

2003 Tara Damron

2004 Randa Moore

2005 Julie Maker

2006 Frankee Cunningham Hammer

2007 Maggie Gray

2008 Alexandria Toineeta

2009 Erica Moore and Elizabeth Moore

2010 Vanessa Moore

2011-12 Dora Williams

2013 Autumn Williams Hall

2014 Katelynn Pipestem

2015-16 Alissa Hamilton (deceased)

2017 Jasmine Phetsacksith

2018 Alaina Maker

2019-2020 Leigha Easley

2021-2022 Gianna Sieke

Shannon Shaw Duty

Title: Editor


Twitter: @dutyshaw

Topic Expertise: Columnist, Culture, Community

Languages spoken: English, Osage (intermediate), Spanish (beginner)

Shannon Shaw Duty is the editor of the Osage News. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a master's degree in Legal Studies, Indigenous Peoples Law from the OU College of Law. She served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) from 2013-2016 and served as a board member and Chairwoman for the Pawhuska Johnson O’Malley Parent Committee from 2017-2020. She is a Chips Quinn Scholar, a former instructor for the Freedom Forum’s Native American Journalism Career Conference and the Freedom Forum’s American Indian Journalism Institute. She is a former reporter for The Santa Fe New Mexican. She is a 2012 recipient of the Native American 40 Under 40 from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). In 2014 she helped lead the Osage News to receive the Elias Boudinot Free Press Award, NAJA’s highest honor. An Osage tribal member, she and her family are from the Grayhorse District. She currently resides in Pawhuska, Okla., with her husband and six children.

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