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Acclaimed Alumnus Towana Spivey Comes Home, Shares Experiences of Historian

posted Jul 14, 2014, 1:13 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Jul 14, 2014, 7:15 PM ]
Acclaimed alumnus historian Towana Spivey came home last Saturday to share his experiences as curator and director of the Fort Sill Museum in Lawton. Spivey spoke to a group gathered at the Fred Stanley Center in Madill for the Marshall County Historical Society.
"I honestly feel Towana is the premier historian in the state of Oklahoma," Former District 49 Representative Fred Stanley said in his introduction of Spivey. "You have movie directors asking for him to advise them on making movies."
Spivey is credited for consulting on the movies "Dances with Wolves" and "Windtalkers" as well as others.
Spivey has worked tirelessly throughout his career to preserve important pieces of the past as it pertains to Oklahoma and Native American history.
His research has led him to many finds of enormous significance. He helped preserve Eniac, a super computer used in World War II. His knowledge has been sought out by directors of many major motion pictures and documentaries to serve as a historical consultant. He has authored or contributed to books though his career. He was also named to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.
Spivey graduated from Madill High School in 1961.