Tracing the history of a Cheyenne family: The Old Crows

Alissa Old Crow
Alissa Old Crow

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News Release Date: August 20, 2015

Contact: Kevin Bowles Mohr, (580) 497-2742 ext. 3003

On Sunday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the park visitor center, Alissa Old Crow, daughter of Melissa Wheeler and Albert Old Crow and granddaughter of Clara and Denny Old Crow, will be the featured speaker at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site's Summer Lecture Series. Alissa will share her family history from her senior thesis research project at the University of Florida, plus the stories from her aunts and her grandmother, the late Clara Blackwolf Old Crow.


Alissa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Florida. At Florida, she was awarded a University Scholars grant to conduct a full research project. Alissa's research culminated in her senior thesis, "Old Crow: A Lost History." Years later, Alissa earned a Master's degree in Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Park Ranger Richard Zahm explains, "I have been taught so much about the rich history of not only the Cheyenne Nation, but of the Old Crow family. I hope everyone will be able to join us on Sunday as Alissa recounts her family's history." Please join us as Washita Battlefield National Historic Site welcomes the last speaker of the Summer Lecture Series, Alissa Old Crow. Light refreshments will be available following her presentation.


WHAT: Summer Lecture Series / Alissa Old Crow - "Old Crow: A Lost History:

WHEN: Sunday, August 30 @ 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center

Last updated: August 21, 2015

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