Cherokee Nation Staff Dress Up for Halloween

Real American Indians dress for Halloween at Cherokee Nation. Deputy Principal Chief S. Joe Crittenden in center.

Real American Indians dress for Halloween at Cherokee Nation. Deputy Principal Chief S. Joe Crittenden in center.


Published October 31, 2015

TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA — How do American Indians dress up for Halloween? No fake chicken feathers for them.

The Cherokee Nation staff shows how to do it.

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Halloween Fun Facts

The U.S. Census Bureau released the following statistics about Halloween:

Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and \vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities, such as costumes, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns.

Trick or Treat!

41.2 million

The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2014 — children age 5 to 14 — across the U.S. Of course, many other children — older than 14 and younger than 5 — also go trick-or-treating.

117.3 million

Number of occupied housing units across the nation in second quarter 2015 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.

 78.7%

Percentage of U.S. households that agreed that their neighbors could be trusted in 2013.

Hauntingly Delicious

1,337

Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2012, employing 37,400employees. This industry’s value of shipments totaled $14.9 billion, up from $14.1 billion in 2007.

441

Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced nonchocolate confectionary products, employing 19,267employees. This industry’s value of shipments totaled $7.7 billion in 2012.

 3,215

Number of U.S. confectionary and nut stores that sell candy and other confectionary products, employing 19,821 employees. This industry’s sales totaled $1.8 billion in 2012.

Where to Spend Halloween?

Some places around the country that may put you in the Halloween mood:

Tombstone, Ariz. (estimated population 1,322)

Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. (estimated population 10,208)

Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (estimated population 6,931)

Yellville, Ark. (estimated population 1,181)

Transylvania County, N.C. (estimated population 33,045)

Slaughter Beach, Del. (estimated population 225)

Casper, Wyo. (estimated population 60,086)

Scarville, Iowa (estimated population 71)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. (estimated population 6,103) Spooktacular

4,471 

The number of motion picture theaters (except drive-ins) in the U.S. in 2013 where one could possibly enjoy a horror movie. California (495), Texas (310), New York (273) and Florida (203) had the most of such establishments. There were 219 drive-in motion picture theaters in 2013 — Ohio had 21 and Pennsylvania had 20 drive-in motion picture theaters.

50,900

Acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S. in 2013, with a total estimated production value of $149.9 million. Of the top six pumpkin-producing states, Illinois led the country by producing an estimated 547.6 million pounds of this vined gourd, followed by California, Ohio, Michigan, New York and then Pennsylvania. Pumpkins are frequently carved as decorations around Halloween.

1,148

The number of costume rental and formal wear establishments; they had a total of 6,574 paid employees across the nation in 2013 (for the pay period including March 12, 2013).

302

The number of broomstick and casket manufacturing establishments (for the more authentic witches and vampires); combined, these two industries employed 12,627 people and had a total value of shipments of $3.6 billion in 2012.

$1.1 billion

Dollar value of U.S. fresh apples exported in 2014. Whether bobbing for or dipping in caramel, apples can be a fun treat around Halloween.

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