Angie Debo

Angie Debo

Angie Elbertha Debo was an American historian born in Beattie, Kansas on January 30, 1890 (d. February 21, 1988). At the age of nine, her parents moved with her to the Oklahoma Territory. They settled in a rural community named Marshall where she lived on and off throughout her life. In 1918 she earned a degree in history from the University of Oklahoma. In 1924 she earned a master's degree in international relations from the University of Chicago since women were not allowed to major in history. She worked as a teacher although she had a hard time procuring teaching positions in history because of her gender and the time period. She also worked as a curator for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Texas for a time while she worked on her Ph.D. She received her Ph.D. in 1933 from the University of Oklahoma. She went on to write 13 books and hundreds of articles about Native American and Oklahoma history. She was acclaimed as an authority on Native American history.

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