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Nowata, Oklahoma (U.S.)

Nowata County

Last modified: 2021-05-21 by rick wyatt
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[flag of Nowata, Oklahoma] image by Masao Okazaki, 17 April 2021
based on image located by Valentin Poposki, 1 March 2021

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Description of the flag

The flag is red with the seal centered on a fan of feathers, and the name above and below in white.
Valentin Poposki, 1 March 2021

Information about this flag can be found at the Nowata Museum:

In 1976, for the USA Bicentennial Celebration, the city held a contest for a city flag to be designed. The entry of W.W. “Spike” Radcliff was chosen and the design is a combination of Indian symbols and colors, described as follows with their meanings (click on the flag for a larger view):

Printing: Indian Ribbon
Rainbow: Prosperity
Nowata: Delaware for “Welcome”
Green: Growth
Oklahoma: Choctaw for “Home of the Red Man”
Sun: Happiness
Red: Valor
Running Water: Constant Life
White: Purity
Feathers: Our Brothers
Blue: Loyal
Black: Foe

Masao Okazaki, 3 March 2021