Storymap, Bibliography, and Updates.

— Beginning of week Eight —

Picking up from where we last left off, this week has started off with a set of fresh eyes and new perspective in general. It is very exciting to make additional progress throughout the weekend, and find more secondary sources that would make great additions to this research project. Last week I presented a rough draft of a Storymap JS, which was intended to establish a history of the migration patterns for the Wichita Indians. Today, I present the final Storymap JS, which includes photographs and citations of the resources I utilized in order to create the interactive map. I of course anticipate the addition of four more slides if I can find some additional information of groups found along the Red River / Northern Frontier along the border of Texas and Oklahoma.

Additionally, our Bibliography will be divided in two components; one will be a simple Bibliography, and the other will be an Annotated Bibliography that will be used for our benefit (Brad and I) in order to keep track of what each source has to offer for this project. As our professors have mentioned countless times, it’s important to cite  our work and resources properly with the use of the Chicago / Turabian citation format.

This week I will be going to the local archives on Thursday located downtown to do more archival work. I’m pretty excited to see what else we will uncover; currently we have our topics of research set as:

  • Regional Establishment and History
    • An overview of Native American settlement within and early influences upon the Texoma region, with specific focus on the 18th and mid-19th centuries
  • Forced Migrations
    • The movement of Native American people in response to outside pressures of Anglo – American settlement, including relegation to reservations in Texas and Oklahoma
  • Significance of the Northern Frontier
    • In regards to the establishment of the Northern Frontier within the State of Texas in the late 18th and early 19th century, an understanding of the Anglo American settlement on the land in the Texoma Region and consequent forced migration on behalf of the Native American Indians occurred is crucial.
  • Detailed history of the Wichita Indians migration over all
    • By providing a Storymap JS with detailed information about the migration pattern seen by the Wichita Indians, we ensure that the reader has a historical context to follow in regards to this project.

Please feel free to take a look at our digital COPLAC contract, which I have taken the time to perfect it from its initial form and includes a formal research proposal as well.

Here you will find our working thesis: “The Native American group known as the Wichita Indians suffered through immense forced migration during the 19th and 20th century due to Anglo – American influences in Northern Texas; hence the lack of current representation in places such as Wichita Falls, Texas.”

Until next time, Maria.

Link to MWSU Project Site – partnership.

Bibliography – Work in Progress.

COPLAC Final Contract.

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