Patricia Loughlin is Professor of History in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma. She serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society and participates as a scholar in the Oklahoma Humanities Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma book discussion program. Patti specializes in modern U.S. history, women’s history, American Indian history and the history of the American West. Her latest book Angie Debo, Daughter of the Prairie (Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 2017), received the 2018 Oklahoma Book Award for children/young adult.
Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie
Angie Debo was a child when her parents moved to Marshall, Oklahoma Territory. She arrived in Marshall ten years after the Run of 1889. During her lifetime she was a teacher, curator, pastor, librarian, historian, and author. Debo wrote about the history of Oklahoma, her hometown of Marshall, and American Indians. She used journals to write down her notes. She researched to be certain her work was factual. She was a leading scholar of American Indian history. She finished writing her last book, GERONIMO, at the age of 85. She wrote nine books in all and was the subject of the television documentary INDIANS, OUTLAWS, AND ANGIE DEBO. Angie Debo received Oklahoma’s highest honor, induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, in 1950.