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Former Creek Chief Dies

Oklahoman Published: August 29, 1991

TULSA (AP) - Waldo Emerson "Dode" McIntosh, former chief of the Creek Nation, died Wednesday. He was 98.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah.

McIntosh, chief of the Creek Nation from 1961 to 1971, was a descendant of the Highland Scottish McIntosh clan and Creek tribal chiefs, and he was fiercely proud of both heritages.

He enjoyed telling how he attended a McIntosh clan gathering in Scotland wearing full Creek regalia.

His great-grandfather was a general in the War of 1812, and a grandfather was a celebrated Confederate general in the Civil War.

He fought in World War I. He was known for leading Tulsa's Veterans Day parades in full uniform.

He is survived by two sons, Nocus McIntosh of Jay, and Chinnubbi McIntosh of Tulsa; a daughter, Willie Lee of Riverton, Wyo.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. BIOG: WALDO EMERSON DODE MCINTOSH, W.E. DODE MCINTOSH, DODE MCINTOSH NAME:

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