Dr. William T. Hagan was an honored historian, teacher and author. We are saddened to hear of his passing.
His research specialty was American Indian history, and he has authored many books on this topic. He served as president of both the American Society of Ethno History and the Western History Association. In 1989 he was awarded the Western History Association Prize and in 2003 was inducted into the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Oklahoma Historian Hall of Fame.
In 1998 he was a Non-fiction Oklahoma Book Award finalist for Theodore Roosevelt and Six Friends of the Indian, and in 2004 a Non-fiction finalist for Taking Indian Lands: The Cherokee (Jerome) Commission, 1889–1893.
His other titles include: The Sac and Fox Indians; United States-Comanche Relations; Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief, and, Charles Goodnight, Father of the Texas Panhandle.
Dr. Hagan will be missed, but his work will continue to inform and teach us about our Native American heritage and culture.