Special Events

Jan. 30, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
The Sequoya Institute is bringing Dr. William C. Meadows, author of The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II to speak, greet people at a reception in the Special Collections of the library and sign copies of his book near the exhibit during the grand opening of the exhibit. Learn more

Feb. 3-4
Storyteller and artist Robert Lewis will be performing on the second floor of the John Vaughn Library (Tahlequah) for kids first grade and older. On Feb. 3, the performance will begin at 12:30 p.m. with two times (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.) on Feb. 4. Recording of this event will be available at a later date.

Feb. 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Storyteller Gayle Ross will entertain, teach, laugh and move us with her Native American heritage stories. Classes and large groups are welcome but contact staff ahead of time.

March 4, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. [CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER]
Native American Women Warriors all-woman, veteran, color guard member Arlene Duncan will be speaking at Northeastern State University’s John Vaughan Library on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. Duncan is a member of the Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Minnesota and became a NAWW member in 2012. She was previously the Vice President of the NAWW, but recently stepped down from that position to serve as the future Area Director of the District 5 Women Marines Association. Duncan will share her unique story regarding life as a Native American woman before and after the Marine Corps, as well as her involvement with NAWW. Learn more

April 7, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
During the closing exhibit event there will be an opening symposium presentation and book signing by Laura Tohe (Dine) poet, scholar and author of Code Talker Stories. Tohe currently lives in Mesa, Ariz. and has been published in several journals. She has read her poetry in the U.S., Europe and South America. She even had one of her pieces of work translated into modern dance and music. Tohe has won several awards for her writing over the years. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and her masters and doctorate degrees in Creative Writing and Literature form the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Learn more


Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service with generous support from Elizabeth Hunter Solomon, the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, and the AMB Foundation.