The Executive Committee has agree to close all businesses (complex closed) on Thursday, February 28, 2019, in honor of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe's first Governor under the AST's modern constitution, John Sloat. Governor Sloat started the pathway of our tribe in many areas. He served in the Korean War and 2 tours in the Vietnam War. He served his country with pride and honor earning several high commendations that included 2 silver stars and 2 bronze stars. He also earned 3 Purple Hearts for his bravery. He is truly a man of honor and service to both his great people and our great nation.