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