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Contact: Kathryn Harrison, 580-497-2742
CHEYENNE, Okla.--Dr. Mary Jane Warde, author and historian, earned a B.A. at the University of Tennessee, Martin, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Oklahoma State University. For eight years, she was an Indian Historian/Indian Archivist with the Oklahoma Historical Society. During her tenure there, her work included collecting nearly eighty oral histories, mostly from Indian people, and helping design the Indian Gallery in the new Oklahoma Museum of History.
Dr. Warde has written three books, including "Washita" and "George Washington Grayson and the Creek Nation." Her latest book, "When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory," won the 2014 United Daughters of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Gold Medal, the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award, nonfiction and the 2014 Pate Award from the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table. In April 2014, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Historical Society's Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.
Everyone is cordially invited to come to the visitor center at 2:00 p.m. to listen to Dr. Warde's presentation, "Something Really Damaging to Them: Plains Indians and the Civil War." Afterwards, there will be cookies and lemonade for all to enjoy.
WHAT: Summer Lecture Series--Hallie Milner, "Growing up in the Grasslands"
WHEN: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center