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