July 20, 2023
“Hidden Oklahoma” Series to Feature Presentation by Choctaw Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
OKLAHOMA CITY — Dr. Ian Thompson, tribal historic preservation officer for the Choctaw Nation, will discuss how the Choctaw Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Office uses archaeology to benefit tribal initiatives to revitalize traditional arts and foodways in a free webinar on Wednesday, August 2, at 2 p.m. This is part of the “Hidden Oklahoma: How Archaeology Reveals Secrets From Our Past” series by the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office.
From braintan buffalo robes processed with stone tools to traditional meals cooked in shell-tempered pots made from Choctaw homeland clays, this presentation will share some of the exciting cultural revitalization work happening at the Choctaw Nation. This work both informs and is informed by Indigenous archaeology.
“Hidden Oklahoma” features archaeologists and researchers who discuss important sites in Oklahoma and illustrate why archaeology is critical to understanding our history.
The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.