Eucha, Oklahoma

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Coordinates: 36°23′31″N 94°52′59″W / 36.392027°N 94.883010°W / 36.392027; -94.883010

Old Eucha and New Eucha are also the names of Census Designated Places in Oklahoma.

Eucha, pronounced "oochee", is a small rural community located in Delaware County, Oklahoma, north of Lake Eucha. The Eucha Post Office was established November 20, 1900, in District 5 of the old Indian Territory. The community was named for Charles Thomas (Ochelata), principal chief of the Cherokees. Eucha, well known for its Indian culture, often has Indian taco sales. Eucha is well known for its lake which has the Delaware County Gigging Tournament every year in April. Gigging is an old-fashioned method of fishing that utilizes gigs, a long pole that has been tipped with a multi-pronged spear. Fishermen use these trident-like gigs to spear fish while on flat boats. The use of gigging spears reflects the area's Cherokee heritage and keeps the fishing tradition alive. The average household income for a Eucha family is $30,268.

Sources[edit]

Shirk, George H.; Oklahoma Place Names; University of Oklahoma Press; Norman, Oklahoma; 1987: ISBN 0-8061-2028-2 .

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