100th Anniversary of the Okla. Indian American Baptist Assn

The Oklahoma Indian American Baptist Association (OIABA), was established 100 years ago and formally known as the Western Oklahoma Indian Association. The annual camp meetings were being held by early day churches as early as 1893.

The Annual Camp meetings were being held in a large tent which was often called the 'Big Top'. Family camps and arbors were set up around the big meeting tent. It was a time of Christian fellowship, Indian hymns of different tribes, association business and worship services. The Big Top and camping will be part of the four day celebration to be held at the Deyo Mission Baptist Church, located west of Lawton, Oklahoma, beginning Wednesday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 26th.

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