Thoughts on the Passing of Chickasaw Nation Ambassador Charles Blackwell

There have been just too many passing’s of late in Indian Country. I am reminded of how I felt when Vine Deloria and Wilma Mankiller walked on.  Who will take up the mantle for these Native elders that served our communities and the nation so well?  I was recently saddened to learn of Senator Inouye’s […]

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At Buffalo Bill’s Gravesite

As part of my Postcards from Indian Territory series, on November 5th, I published the story Buffalo Bill Visits Indian Territory. Here I speculated, that because I’d found a historic postcard from the 1920s of Buffalo Bill, that my great-grandparents, Eula and Frank Morris Jr., had been a fan and seen his show. Furthermore, I […]

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Going “Home” to Chickasaw

I love working in Indian Country, but nothing feels like working in Chickasaw Country.  Last week, I was invited to Ada, Oklahoma to speak in the Chickasaw Clemente Course at East Central University on Crossing the Digital and Media Divide in Indian Country. This is one of my areas of specialty and I’ve spoken all […]

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Buffalo Bill Visits Indian Territory

As a scholar of American Indian Studies, I specialized in images and representations of American Indians.  I used to regularly teach a class on Images of Indians and I always included a segment on Buffalo Bill or Col. William F. Cody.  I’m not sure why I was always fascinated by him; maybe because I’m from […]

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“Whether I love thee, ask this flower.”

In my second story in the Postcards from Indian Country Project, I’ll start at the beginning.  As I said, I received a collection of postcards that belonged to and were saved by my great-grandmother.   I’ve become absolutely entranced by these postcards. My great-grandmother is Eula Maulsey Holder Morris and these postcards were sent to her […]

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Greetings from Ardmore, Okla

I had dinner with my Dad last night and we were talking about my upcoming trip to Chickasaw Nation, where I’ll be presenting a lecture.  I asked him if he wanted me to look up anything at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, which is a genealogy center.  My Dad has done significant genealogical research into our […]

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Lowak Sho’li: Carry the Fire Chickasaw Native Humanities Forum

The Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Oklahoma Humanities Council announces the Lowak Sho’li  “Carry the Fire” Native Humanities Forum on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m., in the arts and humanities building at 201 N. Broadway in Ada, OK. There will be a special reception to meet the scholars […]

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