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Native American genealogy was spotlighted

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In 2002, Gregath Co. workshop expanded upon previous years, to include instruction filling one and a half days.  The Native American Genealogical Workshop was held at the Wyandotte Tribal Center, Wyandotte, Oklahoma on October 25 and 26, 2002. 

Friday afternoon’s instruction was basic genealogy geared for the beginner and was taught by Gregath Co. staff.  After attendees returned from dinner, Friday’s schedule concluded with a Native American forum including tribal historians Sammy Darling (Miami), Patricia Trollinger (Modoc), LeAnne Reeves (Peoria), Roberta White Smith (Seneca-Cayuga), and Juanita McQuistion (Wyandotte). 

Saturday, the Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, Archives Division, William Welge, was the keynote speaker.  His focus was on the state resources held at the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, but state-wide in general.  Mr. Welge touched on resources available for many tribes including, but not limited to, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Kiowa, Pawnee, Comanche, Kaw, Oto & Missouri, Ponca, Miami, Modoc, New York, Nez Perce, Ottawa, Confederated Peoria, Iowa, Mexican Kickapoo, Potawatomi, Sac & Fox, Absentee Shawnee, Wyandotte, Delaware and Osage. 

The Wyandotte Nation catered the Saturday lunch with an authentic Native American meal that was highlighted by fry bread and grape dumplings.  The source book for the attendees contained 33 pages of reference material including some general but common misconceptions of Native American research.  Due to the limited space available, the only vendors that participated were the Oklahoma Historical Society Gift Shop, Quuti’s Indian Books and Things and the Wyandotte Nation Gift Shop.

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