Books That Inspire 2010


 
And Still the Waters Run: The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes
Angie Debo


Angie Debo (1890-1988) was the daughter of Oklahoma homesteaders from Marshall, Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. in 1933 in history from the University of Oklahoma working with Dr. Edward Everett Dale and went on to write many books about the history of Oklahoma. In her first book, And Still the Waters Run: The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes, first published in 1940, she interprets the history of governance of the five civilized tribes from Native American viewpoint. The book details a particularly disturbing period in the history of early Oklahoma statehood and I believe that there is no better way to learn about our history than through the particularly acute lens of Dr. Angie Debo's writing. Dr. Debo never held a tenured academic position, in large part because of prejudice against women in academe at that time.

From Books That Inspire 2007.


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Nancy L. Mergler
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