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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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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