Oklahoma State University

Book Talk & Signing with Mary Jane Warde

Author of “When The Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory”

Jan. 27, 2014
Story by Brooke Ramsey, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

UPDATE: Due to severe weather conerns and the travel needs of our speaker and guests this event has been rescheduled for March 7.

STILLWATER - Author and historian, Mary Jane Warde, will make a special visit to campus, Friday, Feb. 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. A book discussion about her recent publication “When The Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory” will be held in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room of the Edmon Low Library.

Suffering consequences not always of their choosing, thousands of civilians in Indian Territory were forced to undergo severe drawbacks at the expense of one of the nation’s harshest eras – the Civil War. After many years devoted to researching and preserving the history of the territory, Warde has written a book that reveals a true look at the harsh effects on peoples of this area during the Civil War. 

“Dr. Warde will shed light on a topic that is often overlooked in Civil War history, focusing on a more local view of that time period,” Mary Larson, co-director of the Center for Oklahoma Studies, said. “Her research is interesting from so many perspectives, and it makes us proud that some of the resources she used for this book came from our very own library, as well as from a range of tribal archives. Warde’s knowledge of Indian Territory history is extensive and we are excited for her to share these stories with us.”

“When the Wolf Came” is also noted for its enhanced maps and photographs from the Oklahoma Historical Society's photographic archives. These pictures come with vivid descriptions of how the Civil War stripped thousands of acres from Indian peoples, killing many and forcing them to leave the land they cherished.

Warde worked as a historian for The Oklahoma Historical Society and has written two other books, “Washita”and “George Washington Grayson and the Creek Nation.”

This event is sponsored by the Center for Oklahoma Studies, the Oklahoma State University Library, and the College of Arts and Sciences and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.library.okstate.edu or call 405-744-7331.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As 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 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring2014/marywarde.htm
Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014

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

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