Goingsnake District Heritage Association - Vice president

Vice-President Billy Jack Shotpouch

Billy Jack Shotpouch resides in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital
of the Cherokee Nation.  He is a tribal citizen and a direct descendant of
Cherokee Billy Shotpouch, a cowboy who roamed the prairies of the Cooweescowee
District, and Jack Shotpouch, a soldier of the Second Indian Home Guard, who
served in the Union Army between 1862 and 1865.   Shotpouch’s regiment was
known as the Keetoowah Warriors due to its close association with a society
formed to uphold the traditions of ancient Cherokee culture preserved from
their mountain homelands in the Southeast.

Billy Jack Shotpouch moved to Oklahoma in 2018, after a career spanning
nearly forty years in the technology industry in and around San Francisco,
California, where he worked for Hewlett-Packard and several other large
computer firms as a technical program manager.  Other family members
accompanied Shotpouch in his move to the Cherokee Nation, including his
parents, Billy and Joyce Keys, and his son, Henry.

Shotpouch is also a member
of the Oklahoma Chapter Trail of Tears Association and the Cherokee Cornstalk
Shooter’s Society.