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The 34th Annual OIW Assembly
Tucson, Arizona, September 26-29, 2013
In 2013 we will be going to Tucson, Arizona, to chase Geronimo. Led by Neil Mangum and Layton Hooper, this will be a five-star tour. Even if you can't understand Neil, he's fun to watch. Mike Koury will be with him on his bus (mostly to keep an eye on him), but also to interpret. Speakers will be Bernd Brand, Doug McChristian, Louis Kraft and Ed Sweeney. We'll visit Tubac, Fort Huachuca, Tombstone, Fort Bowie and many other sites. Mike will guarantee a great time. Mark your calendars now!
Reservation information will be posted when available!
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Denver Indian Wars Symposium
Our annual, one-day spring conference in Denver for students, scholars and followers of western history.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sorry but you folks missed a great symposium!
John Monnett - Sharp Knives and Hatchets: Mutilation, Scalping, and Collecting Body Parts in the Indian Wars
Louis Kraft - Wynkoop's Last Stand
Daniel Martinez - The Last March: Aerial Photography of Custer's Trail to the Little Big Horn, June 21-25, 1876
Michael O'Keefe - The Custer Literature
Douglas McChristian - Fort Bowie: Icon of the Southwestern Frontier
The 33rd Annual OIW Assembly
Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 16-20, 2012
1862 Sioux Uprising "Let Them Eat Grass"
On August 16, at the Embassy Suites in Minneapolis, MN, the OIW held its 33rd Annual Assembly. The timing was perfect - 150 years to the day, August 17, found us at the very site where this war began. Before the Sioux uprising could be brought under control, at least 450 - and perhaps as many as 800 - whites were killed, mostly non-combatants. Measured in terms of the number of lives lost, the outbreak was the worst in American history, and launched a series of Indian wars on the northern plains that did not end until 1890 at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
We spent the first night at the Embassy Suites in Minneapolis (actually Bloomington), the next two nights in Mankato, MN, and our last night (the 19th) was back in the Embassy Suites for our banquet and wrap up. Some of the sites we visited include New Ulm, Mankato, Upper & Lower Sioux Agency, Fort Ridgley, the site of the battle of Birch Coulee, the bank in Northfield robbed by the James and Younger brothers and Fort Snelling.
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OIW Board of Directors
Mike Koury, Chairman
Larry Bartlett, Charlie Cooper, Layton Hooper, Earl Hunsicker, Danny Martinez, Ron Nichols and Mike O’Keefe
Emeritus: Neil Mangum
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