TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Muscogee Nation says that on Jan. 20, residents of Oklahoma noticed a fireball shooting through the early morning night sky, which appeared on many home doorbell cameras.
NASA was able to track this fireball and identified it as a meteorite that ended up landing on the Muscogee Reservation.
Dr. Kat Gardner-Vandy, a Choctaw citizen, who represents the Native Earth-Native Sky Program at Oklahoma State University, decided that piece f the rock should have a permanent home with the place it landed.
Gardner-Vandy purchased a piece of the meteorite and gifted ith to the Muscogee Nation on Monday.
She was joined by Muscogee citizen and OSU Center for Sovereign Nations representative Elizabeth Payne and Director of OSU's Center for American Studies Dr. John Chaney.
The Muscogee Nation now has official and legal naming rights to the meteorite and plans to display it a the tribal headquarters.