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Conference Program and Registration

All panels are being held in Wilson Hall, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Ok.


Welcome                      Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, President



Literature of Men and Women

Chair: Joseph Farmer, Northeastern State University

“All the Sorrows of the World: Hannah Worcester Hicks & the Civil War in the Cherokee Nation”

Michelle M. Martin, Northeastern State University

“‘Burying a Boy’: Malforming the Masculine in The Death of Sweet Mister”

Craig D. Albin, Missouri State University – West Plains



Ozarks Murder and Mayhem


“Jealousy, Gangs, and Contract Killing: A Revealing Case in the Arkansas Ozarks”

Joseph Hutchison, University of Missouri

“Murder/Suicide in the Press: the case of Malinda and William Lowenstein”

Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, Ozarks Studies Association



Music From Hillbilly to OkieZarks


“Modern Music of the Oklahoma Ozarks.” 

Russell E. Jones, Independent Scholar

“What’s Wrong with Hillbilly Music?: The Ozark Jubilee 1955-1960”

Kitty Ledbetter, Texas State University


Lunch 1pm-2pm



Ozarks Waterways


“How Crowded is Too Crowded? The case of the Illinois River in Oklahoma”

John McIntosh, Northeastern State University

Sanchari Ghosh, Northeastern State University

Christine Hallman, Northeastern State University

Siewe Siewe, Northeastern State University

“What have awesome aquatic insects taught us about the ecological role of sediments in Ozark stream beds?”

Debra S. Finn, Missouri State University



Mapping the Ozarks for the Smithsonian: Roundtable

Chair: Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University

Curtis Copeland, Geographic Information System Technician, City of Branson, Missouri

Andrew Milson, University of Texas – Arlington




“The Lost Story of Roger Eubanks: Cherokee artest, teacher, and cartoonist”

Dan Littlefield, University of Arkansas – Little Rock

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