Marie Wadley

Marie Wadley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marie L. Wadley (December 16, 1906 - September 23, 2009) was an American co-founder of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Wadley became the museum's first president after its opening. Marie Wadley was born in Pensacola, Indian Territory, on December 16, 1906, less than a year before the territory became the U.S. state of Oklahoma in 1907. Wadley was of both Cherokee and Shawnee descent. She was raised on a farm near Vinita, Oklahoma. In 1923, Wadley moved to Muskogee to enroll at Draughon Business College. Wadley took the civil service exam and in 1925 she was hired for her first, and "only" job as a staff member with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). She was initially hired as a clerk stenographer. Years later, Wadley, who championed Native American causes throughout her life, spoke of her experience with the BIA, "I got a job for $95 a month. That was more than anything then. I thought I was rich. I found a job with the U.S. Government and worked there for 42 years.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136590611
  • 9786136590615