Author and Speaker, Art T. Burton has spent his life researching Bass Reeves true story. Mr. Burton has written numerous books on African American and Native American outlaws and lawmen who were part of the Wild West. He has appeared in many documentaries, T.V. episodes, conferences and more. He has been the keynote speaker for the Bass Reeves Western History Conference multiple times and continues to support Three Rivers Museum and the conference. He and his wife return to Muskogee and Oklahoma as frequently as they can.
Bob Boze Bell serves as Executive Editor of True West magazine and has made various appearances as a guest speaker on the History, Discovery and Western Channels along with being featured on True West Moments on Encore's Western Channel. His artwork can be seen on a variety of book covers and in fine art collections worldwide. Bob is the author of The Illustrated Life and Times of Doc Holliday; Wyatt Earp; Billy the Kid; Wild Bill Hickok; and Geronimo, as well as the quintessential gunfighter series Classic Gunfights I, II and III.
T.C. Miller is known as the creator of the Black Star Ops Group; a series of family-friendly spy-thriller adventures. TC is also in the process of writing McGrath; a Western series set in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1909, based off of Bass Reeves story and Antarrean Dilemma, an alternate-dimension, time-travel novel. Flynn The Series is a Western best seller and takes you back in time with love, romance and strength.
Author, Jonita Mullins, has written many books pertaining to history, Oklahoma, preservation, Indian Territory and more. She is an award winning author, speaker, historian, preservationist and tour guide. She will be on site to autograph your books during the BRWH Conference. Most of her books can be found in the Three Rivers Museum gift shop, and Muskogee's local "Hattie's House" antique shop.
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson writes about her love of history and family in many of her books. She received the Coretta Scott King Author Award for Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal which she also earned the Simon Wiesenthal Once Upon a World Children's Book Award, a Carter G. Woodson Honor, an Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award and was a Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist as well as a Washington Post Best Book of the year.
Tye Wilson and historian Karen Coody Cooper wrote Oklahoma Black Cherokees to tell the story of generations of Cherokee citizens and how the meaning of being Cherokee has evolved over the past century. A founder of the CBIHP (Cherokees for Black Indian History Preservation Foundation), seeks to preserve the Native American narrative with primary emphasis on understanding Black Indian History.