For the first time ever, the Southeastern Archaeology Conference will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 8-11 in Downtown Tulsa at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Modern Tulsa is within the boundaries of the Creek, Osage, and Cherokee Nations but is surrounded by many of the Nations of the Southeastern Tribes and we are hoping for a greater attendance from those communities.
Situated in Green Country along the Arkansas River and Route 66, you will find Tulsa to be an international, diverse, musical city full of arts and history with a population of about 1,000,000 in the greater Tulsa region. The New York Times recently listed Tulsa as one of the 52 places to visit because of the Art Deco architecture, downtown revitalization, and museums such as the Woody Guthrie Center, Philbrook, and Gilcrease.
We are excited to be bringing SEAC to Tulsa, one of many Native American communities that were settled in what was Indian Territory in the nineteenth century. Tulsa is within the Creek Nation and borders the Cherokee Nation. The name Tulsa is derived from the Creek word for Old Town, Talwa Hassee/Tallahasee/Tulsi.
Arrive early! We have a unique Opening Ceremony Wednesday night. The drum will be performed by Oliver Littlecook. Dancing will be with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Social Dancers, the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma Dance Troupe, The Muscogee Creek Stomp Dancers, and the Littlecook Family. This will be a SEAC like no other!
Below are some things to keep in mind as you plan.
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We look forward to what we know will be a great meeting. See you in a few months!
SEAC Tulsa 2017 Organizing Committee