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Native Words Native Warriors Special Events at NSU


Special Events

On Jan. 30, 2014, the Sequoyah Institute featured Dr. William C. Meadows, author of The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II, who spoke at the reception in the Special Collections of the library, and signed copies of his book near the exhibit during its grand opening. Read More: Author, code talker expert to visit Jan. 30

On Feb. 3-4, 2014, storyteller and artist Robert Lewis performed at the John Vaughan Library, in Tahlequah, for children first grade and older.

On Feb. 26, 2014, storyteller Gayle Ross moved us with her Native American informative and entertaining heritage stories.

On April 7, 2014, there was an opening symposium presentation book signing by Laura Tohe, who wrote Code Talker Stories. Tohe, who is also a poet and scholar, lives in Mesa, Arizona, and has been published in several journals. She has read her poetry in the U.S., Europe and South America. One of her pieces of work was even 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 master's and doctorate degrees in creative writing and literature from the University of Nebraska. Read More: Navajo poet, playwright and scholar Tohe to speak April 7

School Visits

Many interactive options will be available for students to interact with the exhibit and topics. To schedule a school visit to NSU's Native Words, Native Warriors exhibit contact Susan Woitte.

Smithsonian Lesson Plans: explore the lives and experiences of American Indian Code Talkers.


For more information contact Susan Woitte.

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.

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