For the first time ever, the Southeastern Archaeology Conference will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Tulsa. Modern Tulsa is within the boundaries of the Creek, Osage, and Cherokee Nations but is surrounded by many of the Nations of the Southeastern Tribes and we are hoping for a greater attendance from those communities.
Situated in Green Country along the Arkansas River and Route 66, you will find Tulsa to be an international, diverse, musical city full of arts and history with a population of about 1,000,000 in the greater Tulsa region. The New York Times recently listed Tulsa as one of the 52 places to visit because of the Art Deco architecture, downtown revitalization, and museums such as the Woody Guthrie Center, Philbrook, and Gilcrease.
We are excited to be bringing SEAC to Tulsa, one of many Native American communities that were settled in what was Indian Territory in the nineteenth century. Tulsa is within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and borders the Cherokee Nation. The name Tulsa is derived from the Creek word for Old Town, Talwa Hassee/Tallahasee/Tulsi.
Arrive early! We have a unique Opening Ceremony Wednesday night. The drum will be performed by Oliver Littlecook. Dancing will be with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Social Dancers, the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe, The Muscogee Creek Stomp Dancers, Ryan Mackey and the Squirrel Ridge Ceremonial Grounds, and the Littlecook Family. This will be a SEAC like no other!
The Conference hotel venue is at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tulsa. We have room blocks at two other hotels. More information about Tulsa can be found here. Tulsa International Airport is only about 10 minutes away. The Hyatt Regency offers free 24 hour transportation and free parking for hotel guests.
More information and links to hotel registration can be found on the conference hotel page.
Registration deadline for paper/poster presenters is August 31, 2017. Advance registration for others is October 20, 2017.
- Regular member: $100
- Student member: $60
- Tribal member: Free (with Tribally Issued Identification or CDIB card, required)
- Non-member: $130
- Student non-member: $65
Please see the registration page to sign up. Onsite registration will cost $20 more per category except for Tribal Members