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art educator

Mary R. Adair, American art educator. Recipient Grand, Best of Show, Grand Heritage awards, others. Mme. National Art Education Association, North America Indian Women's Association (secretary), Sequoyah County History Society, Goingsnake Heritage Association, Descendants of Nancy Ward, Trail of Tears Association, Cherokee Artists Association.

Background

Adair, Mary R. was born on July 2, 1936 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of W. Corrigan and Velma R. (Warwick) Adair.

Education

Associate of Arts, Bacone Junior College, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1955. Bachelor in Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1957. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tulsa University, 1967.

Master of Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 1983.

Career

Elementary teacher, Van Buskirk Elementary Public School, Tucson, 1957-1958;statistical assistant, City-County Health Department, Dallas, 1960;teacher public schools, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1961;teacher public schools, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1964;civilian management trainee, United States Air Force, 1961-1962;clerk business office, Bacone Junior College, Muskogee, 1965-1966;summer office manager, teacher, Head Start, 1967, 68, 69;assistant director, Murrow Indian Children's Home, Muskogee, 1969-1973;executive director, Murrow Indian Children's Home, Muskogee, 1973-1979;manager, teacher, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah, 1979-1988;art teacher, Sequoyah H.S./Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, since 1988. Artist-in-residence State Arts Council, Oklahoma.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Illustrator Selu: Seeking the Corn Mother's Wisdom, 1993. Paintings have appeared in Five Tribes Museum, Philbrook Museum Indian Annual, Heard Museum Annual, Red Cloud Annual, Tsala Gi Museum Annual, Cherokee Heritage Museum Annual shows, since 1968.

Membership

Mme. National Art Education Association, North America Indian Women's Association (secretary), Sequoyah County History Society, Goingsnake Heritage Association, Descendants of Nancy Ward, Trail of Tears Association, Cherokee Artists Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sewing, basketmaking, doll making, gardening, beadwork.

Connections

Married Samuel Horse Chief Senior, May 26, 1958 (deceased September 1975). Children: Samuel Junior, Mary Catherine, David Christian, Daniel Milton.

father:
W. Corrigan Adair

mother:
Velma R. (Warwick) Adair

spouse:
Samuel Horse Chief Senior

children:
Samuel Junior Adair

Mary Catherine Adair

David Christian Adair

Daniel Milton Adair