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BAHM to offer 'Delaware Tribe in the Cherokee Nation' history presentation

Posted: July 19, 2019

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will host a program with Dr. Brice Obermeyer,

Delaware Tribe Historic Preservation officer, who will present an educational program

examining the history of the Delaware Tribe and their lives and history in the Cherokee


The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bartlesville Public

Library, which is co-hosting the event, in the second floor meeting room A, located at 600 S.

Johnstone Ave.

“Dr. Brice Obermeyer is a cultural anthropologist whose research brings together the fields

of Delaware (Lenape) archaeology, history and ethnography on projects relevant to Tribal

Historic Preservation, NAGPRA and Federal Recognition," said Curtis Zunigha, director of

the Cultural Resources Department, Delaware Tribe of Indians. "He is the author of the

book, 'Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation' (University of Nebraska Press, 2009) that

details the Delaware Tribe’s historic relationship with the Cherokee Nation, as well as

several articles that seek to further the Delaware Tribe’s efforts to preserve Delaware

historic sites and repatriate ancestral Delaware remains.

"Such work has been carried out in collaboration with the Delaware Tribe of Indians where

he has served as the director of the Delaware Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office since

2003. The DTHPO main office is currently housed at Emporia State University, where Dr.

Obermeyer previously served as an associate professor of anthropology and continues to

provide internship opportunities in Tribal Historic Preservation.”

“For those who are unable to attend this evening event on Thursday, Dr. Obermeyer will

repeat the program at the Bartlesville Area History Museum during a 'Brown Bag'

event from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23,” said BAHM Coordinator Jo Crabtree.

The Bartlesville Area History Museum is a family friendly facility where admission is free

and donations are always welcome. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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