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2018 Denver Indian Wars Symposium
Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (doors open at 8:30 AM) Colorado National Guard Headquarters Auditorium 6868 South Revere Parkway Centennial, Colorado 80112
2018 Symposium Program Layton Hooper, Conference Chairman
Jerry Greene : Unbounded Ambition: Col. Nelson Miles as Revealed In His Private Correspondence With Gen. William. T. Sherman During the Sioux and Nez Perce Campaigns, 1876 –1877 Greg Michno: Causes of the 1840s—1850s Ute-Jicarilla Wars David Harrington: With a Little Help From Her Friends: Elizabeth Custer’s Surprising Allies in Defending Her Husband Daniel Martinez: Expeditions into the Past — Part Two Michael O‘Keefe: Bat Masterson, Billy Dixon & Adobe Walls Michael Hughes: The Washita‘s Forgotten (and Dramatic) Sister
Featuring six well-known speakers, morning coffee, juice & doughnuts, full buffet lunch, authors and booksellers. Price, per person, is $35 if paid by May 5 or $45 at the door. This year our no-host party will be held at the Marriott Courtyard, 6565 South Boston Street -about 30 minutes after the closing of the symposium. Send your $35 check to OIW, P.O. Box 1650, Johnstown, CO 80534
Directions to OIW conference at National Guard HQ Auditorium From I-25, go east on Arapahoe Road to South Revere Parkway (1st light after Peoria). Turn south on South Revere Parkway, cross East Briarwood Avenue. The Colorado National Guard Auditorium is inside the fenced parking area on your left at 6868 South Revere Parkway.
Lodging Arrangements We have made arrangements with a great hotel, the Marriott Courtyard Denver Tech Center, 6565 S. Boston St. Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
The special rate of $89 a night includes a continental breakfast
in a room reserved for our group.
This Mariott Courtyard has a full bar and a Bistro Café for those who don’t want to go out to dinner. Our no-host party after the symposium will be here. Please call 1 (303) 721-0300 for reservations. You must tell them you are part of the OIW room block staying at the Courtyard Marriott, Denver Tech Center, Greenwood village, CO. Reservations should be made by April 21, 2018. Reservations after this date may not receive this $89 special rate.
The 39th (2018) Annual OIW Assembly
The Plains on Fire
September 27-30, 2018
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Mark your calendar, or better yet, make your reservations -- the 39th Annual OIW Assembly will headquarter in Amarillo, Texas. We’ll visit some of the most famous Indian wars battlefields and learn more about some of the most famous Indian wars participants; Kit Carson, Nelson Miles, Ranald Mackenzie, James Baldwin, Billy Dixon, Bat Masterson, Quanah Parker, Black Kettle, Satanta, just to drop a few names.
Included in our proposed itinerary is the Adobe Walls I (1864) site, which is on private property and is not open to the public. This may be your only chance to visit this very important Indian wars site. We’ll also visit Adobe Walls II (1874), Palo Duro Canyon (1874) and the Washita (1868), plus museums at Borger, Texas, The Panhandle Plains Museum at Canyon, Texas, Palo Duro Canyon Museum, and the NPS Washita Museum at Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Neil Mangum will be our lead tour guide. Get on board now!
Preliminary Information -- Mike Koury 970-587-9530
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OIW Board of Directors
Mike Koury, Chairman
Bart Bartlett, Layton Hooper, Danny Martinez, Ron Nichols and Mike O’Keefe
Emeritus: Neil Mangum
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