The North Central
Alumni will host a one day event on campus at Chilocco according to
President Garland Kent. A combined effort between the Kaw and Otoe
tribe along with Garland and James Baker has re-established a passable
road to the cemetery which was washed out by our heavy rains earlier
in the year.
Gallagher is working for Oklahoma State University while they have the
campus leased. I would like to get on campus for some before pictures
so you can watch the work in progress. When the weather cools a bit
I’ll try to do that.
October 13th will be
the day the North Central Alumni will be hosting an event on campus,
something like a clean up around the cemetery again, since tall grass
has once again grown up on the west side. At that time we will
probably have the ladies bringing pot luck for workers and fellowship
for Alumni and new Associate members.
Vicky Ebbert and her
husband Les, came over from Blackwell to meet with us at the pow-wow
but we weren’t able to get people together so we will have to try
again. Vicky does much tedious work with cemetery recordings and we
will need to ask her to become an associate member of the Alumni.
While at the pow-wow I
was able to re-acquaint myself with Dr. Stephen Karr who works with a
museum in Los Angelos. Hopefully, we will be able to keep in touch
At this time I’ve
learned that the Oklahoma Historical Building has eight boxes of
Chilocco annuals that can be researched by anyone asking to see them.
You can type Oklahoma Historical Society into Google and that site
will come up.
More and more it looks
like my dreams of having a genealogy library on campus to house all
these records of each and every student ever attending Chilocco might
be little more than just a dream. After all, to be able to walk into a
museum there and ask to see pictures, birth dates, tribal affiliation
and other vital records of your ancestors is important to each and
every one of us.
Donna Jones Flood,
Historian, North Central Chapter, Chilocco Alumni