Tag Archives: Native Americans

Hello, Halito, Hesci, ᎣᏏᏲ

I have always loved learning languages. My mother was a high school Spanish teacher, so Spanish was my first (and best) foreign language, even though I have never achieved true fluency (the value of studying abroad cannot be overestimated at … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Statehood: The History and Anniversary

While scanning some documents, I noticed articles about the anniversary of Oklahoma statehood and realized that the 113th anniversary was this past Monday! This anniversary will be easy to remember since it’s only a few days before my birthday, so … Continue reading

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Spiro Mounds and Oklahoma Archaeology

Archaeology is a fascinating subject and Oklahoma has a rather a wild archaeological history, primarily because of the Spiro Mounds site, just across the border from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I grew up in the area near Spiro but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Dennis Banks, and the Wounded Knee Occupation

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the world said goodbye to Dennis James Banks. Dennis Banks, alongside Clyde and Vernon Bellacourt, helped establish the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1960s to protest against the treatment of Native Americans. His character … Continue reading

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Recently Added Digital Collection

Recently added to the Department of Special Collections Native American Digital Collection are the photographs from the Edward H. Boos Flathead Indian Reservation Photos. Edward H. Boos (1877-1937) was a photographer and journalist who took a tremendous number of images  … Continue reading

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The Charles King Library

General Charles King (1844-1933) was an American author who spent most of his life in the military. A graduate of West Point, he served in the Army until he was wounded at the Battle of Sunset Pass during the Yavapai War. … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: The Apple Tree

McFarlin Library Special Collections has acquired a new addition to our Cherokee language collection. The Apple Tree (PZ7.1.T437 2015), written by Cherokee author Sandy Tharp-Thee and  illustrated by Oklahoma artist Marlena Campbell Hodson, is a children’s book in English and Cherokee that … Continue reading

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J. F. Standiford, photographer

Jacob Frank Standiford (1852-?) was a photographer in Indian Territory.  He was originally from what would become West Virginia, and part of his life was lived in Illinois and Kansas.  In 1878, he moved to Muskogee, I.T. and received a … Continue reading

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Bitter Tears: a Photographic Perspective on the Wounded Knee Occupation

On Sunday, November 15 from 2-5pm, Special Collections will be exhibiting a series of 15 photographs of the Wounded Knee Occupation donated to the department by Kent Frizzell. The exhibit is available to view at the Woody Guthrie Center and … Continue reading

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New Exhibit at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa and McFarlin Library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce it’s latest exhibit titled “History of Photography: Culture and Interpretation.” Beginning on September 10th and extending through December 21st, 2015, the exhibit … Continue reading

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