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Oklahoma artist makes history with veterans memorial

Harvey Pratt, designer of the National Native American Veteran Memorial, speaks with reporters at the Museum of the American Indian. The memorial can be seen in the distance over his shoulder. Photo courtesy Gaylord News / Jessie Christopher Smith
November 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — The first national memorial to Native American war veterans, which was designed by an Oklahoma artist, was unveiled on Veterans Day in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian National Museum...

For Oklahoma seniors, legal marijuana is a new frontier

Edibles made from low THC strains of cannabis, such as these gummies, are typically recommended for patients over 65 who are not accustomed to smoking. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Cagigal.
July 29, 2020

Back doors, secret shops, shady exchanges, cryptic messages on bulletin boards. This is how Belinda Davis remembers the underground weed sales in Fayetteville, the Arkansas college town where she came...

Exiled to Indian Country: Osage Nation

Osage Nation maintains the only remaining reservation of tribal territory in Oklahoma. Headquarters for the government is centered in Pawhuska. (Photo Credit U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau)
July 27, 2020

The exchange of lush, green woodlands for the dry, unwanted land of Indian Territory came with plot twists. Osage ancestral territory east of the Mississippi included the Ohio Valley region, taking...

State census response rate a little better than 10 years ago

State census response rate a little better than 10 years ago
Rural counties lag as count finishes its second week
April 8, 2020

Forty-one percent of households in Oklahoma have completed the nation’s first primarily digital census with one-third of surveys completed online since the count began last week. As good as it may...

The Last Picture Show

Customers wait for “Back to the Future” to start after the sun sets at the Chief Drive-In in Ninnekah. Gov. Stitt expanded non-essential business closures to all 77 Oklahoma counties, which will affect drive-in theatres.
Drive-In Theatres Fail to Stay Open During Pandemic Despite Strong Preventative Measures
April 2, 2020

NINNEKAH -- As the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in the United States, some Oklahoma drive-in theatres were trying to keep their doors open to cure cabin fever.   Drive-ins across Oklahoma were...

It may be a year before Cherokee delegate is seated in Congress

Kimberly Teehee set to become first Cherokee delegate to Congress.
September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON—Kimberly Teehee returned to the Capitol this week to work with congressional aides in crafting a plan that will permit her to take a seat as the Cherokee Nation delegate to the U.S. House...

Ponca Chief’s statue joins greats in Statuary Hall

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at dedication of Chief Standing Bear statue in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.
September 18, 2019

WASHINGTON -- A new statue of a legendary chief of Ponca City’s Ponca Tribe joined the silent sentinels in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. The statue, submitted by the State of Nebraska from which...

Inhofe introduces bill to make English official national language

March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON — As the battle over President Donald Trump’s wall at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced a bill this week that would make English the national language...

Native American artists create art show to celebrate their culture

Yatika Fields’ unfinished mural painting displayed in the Fred and Enid Brown gallery at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on March. 16, 2018, in Norman.
March 26, 2018

A Native American family of artists came together to showcase work that appreciates the value of family and indigenous culture at a natural history museum in Norman. Anita Fields, the mother of the...

Norman art museum crew aims for perfection

Kristi Wyatt, preparator and associate exhibition designer, and Christopher Mackie, assistant preparator, wrap a painting and prepare to place it in a cardboard container. The painting joined a collection of artwork that was sent to Dallas for conservation Monday.
March 23, 2018

Brad Stevens gets asked what exactly his job is more often than he’d like. “When I tell people what I do, they’re like, ‘Well, what is that?’ So I always have to explain them what a preparator...

Museum hosts club for young students to promote science

Spike’s Club students line up to go explore the ancient life gallery at Sam Noble Museum of Natural History on Feb. 1, 2018, in Norman.
March 19, 2018

  Elementary students are developing a love for the natural world as they participate in a monthly after-school program that promotes science hosted by a local history museum. The program's Spikes...

OU fine arts students facing added costs

Music education sophomore Bryla Birdwell does voice exercises in Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center. Birdwell pays over $250 a semester for instrumental accompaniment.
March 3, 2018

Many students in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts are facing added financial stress, paying over $250 out-of-pocket a semester for instrumental accompaniment. Most fine arts students are...

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