George Tiger was born in the small Creek Indian community of Yardeka in McIntosh County Oklahoma. A full blood Creek he was born to Coody Tiger and Lela McNac Tiger. He belongs to the Wind Clan and his tribal town is Hickory Ground and a member of Yardeka Indian Baptist Church. As a child, George was diagnosed with the crippling disease polio. His parents were told early on their son would never walk. He not only begins to walk, but also play, run, and jump! The adversity and the hardship he endured motivated him to play sports. He enjoyed playing football and fast pitch softball. He graduated from Morris High School and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Haskell Indian Junior College, and Northeastern State University. Remembering the values his parent’s taught him, he now serves to help other children succeed in continuing their education as the President of Haskell Indian Nations
University National Board of Regents in Lawrence, Kansas.
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