The Cherokee spirit comes to life.

Photo courtesy Tulsa Hard Rock Casino & Hotel.

Photo courtesy Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Thursday, Nov. 5-7

An original musical based on the life of one of the most influential women in Cherokee history returns to Tulsa. Nanyehi is the story of Nancy Ward, a legendary woman who was honored in the 18th century as a Cherokee war woman, and later as a peacemaker during the American Revolution. The musical chronicles her life, struggles and family. The Tulsa production features New York-based actress Michelle Honaker as Nanyehi. Lawton native Rudy Ramos also stars in the musical as Cherokee leader Attakullakulla. Performances are set for Nov. 5-7 at the Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets start at $15. Cherokee Nation citizens and children 12 and younger will receive a $5 discount. For more information, please visit