Former Cherokee deputy chief carries on tradition

Hastings Shade, the former deputy chief of the Cherokee Nation, still fishes the traditional way.

Shade is one of the few who use gigs to spear fish. He is on the water almost every day to find food for his family.

"If he didn't fish, we'd probably starve," his son, Ron Shade, told The Tulsa World.

Shade and his family live on his allotment in a home he built.

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Cherokee gigs for his supper (The Tulsa World 8/7)