Choctaw Nation crowns new princesses during annual Royalty Pageant

Offering congratulations are, left, Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr., far right, Chief Gary Batton, and Choctaw Nation 2021-22 Pageant winners, Miss Choctaw Nation Madison Cossey from District 4, Little Miss Milena Amos from District 2, and Junior Miss Adelyn Brown from District 10. Photo: Choctaw Nation.

Choctaw Nation

TVSHKA HOMMA, Okla. – Though the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival was canceled, the Annual Choctaw Royalty Pageant was held Friday, Sept. 3, at Tvshka Homma, crowning the new 2021 princesses.

Twenty-five princesses representing the Choctaw Nation districts competed in the Choctaw Nation Royalty Pageant, where participants were judged on talent, poise and traditional Choctaw dress.

Newly crowned royalty for the Choctaw Nation are Miss Choctaw Nation Madison Jade Cossey from District 4, Junior Miss Adelyn Brown from District 10, and Little Miss Milena Amos from District 2.

“The Choctaw Royalty pageant is about more than just winning a crown,” said Chief Gary Batton. “Each of these young women are preserving Choctaw tradition. I am very proud to call them ambassadors of the Choctaw Nation.”

During their one-year reign, princesses will attend Choctaw classes, serve as goodwill ambassadors and represent the Choctaw people at events and functions.

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