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Geronimo's Life & Legend

Symposium examines Apache leader

January 19, 2010
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For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The legend of Geronimo endures more than 100 years after his death. To honor this prominent American Indian leader and to help separate legend from life, the Center for Oklahoma Studies will host a symposium and film screening on February 16.

The inaugural Center for Oklahoma Studies Spring Symposium, "Geronimo: Warrior for an American Dream," begins at 2 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library.

Four guest speakers will present different perspectives on the life and times of the Apache leader.

  • Paul Hutton, Distinguished Professor of History, University of New Mexico & Executive Director of Western Writers of America
  • Bob Blackburn, Executive Director, Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Rawdon Tomlinson, author of “Geronimo after Kas-ki-yeh”
  • George Moses, Professor of History, Oklahoma State University

The film “Geronimo: An American Legend” will be shown later that day at 7 p.m. in Room 313 of the Classroom Building. The movie stars Oklahoma native, Wes Studi. Poet and novelist Robert Conley, who wrote the novelization of the film, will provide introductory remarks.

The events are cosponsored by the Center for Oklahoma Studies, the OSU Library, the OSU History Club and Phi Alpha Theta. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information on this and other events at the OSU Library, call 405-744-7331 or email lib-pub@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring10/geronimo.htm
Last Updated: 19 January 2010

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Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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