More About the
year, when our staff looks forward toward planning our next Workshop, we weigh
many factors before deciding the main focus of the workshop.
The fact that Northeast Oklahoma was once Indian Territory was one of
many reasons we decided to “go native” in 2002.
With the amazing differences and similarities between different Tribal
cultures, not to mention their relation with the white man, it was felt that a
strong, well-rounded, informational, workshop would be invaluable to many
researchers who delve into the ethnic group known as the "Native American" find, as
they progress with their research, that it is sometimes more difficult than
researching overseas. Native
Americans are perhaps the
only ethnic group in the world that must prove their own validity. They
are also “helped” by a non-native ruling group (the U.S. Government).
Researching and living within Native America can definitely cause culture shock
because of these and many other reasons.
It is hoped that by presenting many native and U. S. resources,
researchers will come away with a better idea of not only what questions to ask,
but where to ask them and how to do so. While
the main theme will focus on the research, customs and beliefs intertwine and
all attendees are encouraged to ask questions.
are available with a variety of books and supplies for your consideration.
Door prizes and fun that are a part of any Gregath workshop will not be
in short supply this year. Come
join us as we submerge ourselves in Native American Culture and Research.
things of interest within a 50 mile radius include:
Several Major Golf Courses, Harbor Village, Darryl Starbird's Car Museum,
Off-Track Betting at The Stables, Cherokee Queen, Movie Theatres, Fishing,
Several Indian Bingos, Historic Coleman Theatre, Dobson Museum & Family
History Center, Miner's Museum, Route 66, several American Indian National
Headquarters, Water Sports of all kinds,
Quapaw Casino & RV Resort, Various other Resorts including Shangri-La.