We the People: Texas map group, OSU library to sponsor meeting

Sharon Burns: The Texas Map Society spring meeting, co-sponsored by the Edmon Law Library, will be May 17-18 at the Edmon Low Library, 501 Edmon Low Library, Stillwater.
BY SHARON BURNS sburns@opubco.com Published: April 29, 2013

The Texas Map Society spring meeting, co-sponsored by the Edmon Law Library, will be May 17-18 at the Edmon Low Library, 501 Edmon Low Library, Stillwater.

The OSU library includes more than 300,000 maps in its collection and hosts the Oklahoma Digital Maps collection online at www.library.okstate.edu. The library map collection includes the McCasland Collection, the U.S. Geological Survey Collection, WPA Collection and the Russal Brawely Collection.

The topic, “Indian Territory Maps: The Early Years,” will include sessions on the movement of Indian tribes and the development of forts, military roads and cattle trails from Texas through Indian Territory.

Early registration by May 15 is $100 per person and includes the reception and lecture May 17 and lectures and meals on May 18. Registration after May 15 is $115 per person. An optional bus tour to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage, Enid, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. May 17 for an additional fee of $25 per person.

For more information and to register, visit www.texasmapsociety.org/events.html or call John Pillips, OSU, at 405-744-6546 or email at john.phillips@okstate.edu.

• The 12th annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14-15 at the Cherokee Heritage Center, 17725 S Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, OK.

Speakers will include Gene Norris, Benjamin Chasenah, Roy Hamilton, and Ryan Mackey. Topics will be “The Cherokee Nation History Course, an Overview,” “What's My Cherokee Clan, A History of Family,” “Cherokee Genealogy — A Beginner's Guide,” “websites for Cherokee Genealogy Research,” and “Techniques on How to Use websites for Cherokee Research.”