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Library hosts "Native Words, Native Warriors" exhibit Jan. 25 - April 7

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Northeastern State University will host "Native Words, Native Warriors," an exhibit from The Smithsonian Institution, Jan. 25 – April 7, 2014. Devoted to World War I and II Native American code talkers and veterans from over a dozen different tribes, the exhibit will be located on the second floor of the John Vaughan Library on Northeastern’s Tahlequah campus.

Special events held in conjunction with the exhibit include:

Jan. 30: Presentation and book signing with Dr. William C. Meadows, author of The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II. This lecture will be in the Webb Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the NSU Sequoyah Institute.

Feb. 14: Cherokee Veterans’ Day Ceremony

March 4: Presentation and book signing with Dr. Tom Holm (Creek/Cherokee), veteran and author of Code Talkers and Warriors: Native Americans and World War II, The Great Confusion in Indian Affairs: Native Americans and Whites in the Progressive Era, and Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls: Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War.

April 7: Presentation and book signing with Laura Tohe (Dine) poet, scholar and author of Code Talker Stories.

Exhibit and events are free and open to the public; additional events to be added. "Native Words, Native Warriors" was developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service with generous support from Elizabeth Hunter Soloman, the Smithsonian Women’s Committee and the AMB Foundation.

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Published: 1/9/2014 2:11:25 PM

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