Dr. Montana Hopkins Richards Walking Bull was a humanities professor from 1963-1978, and she was a member of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. A nationally recognized scholar and author, she passed away at the age of 74.
The plaque reads "In memory of Dr. Montana H. R. Walking Bull 1913-1987 Teacher Author Friend '...Like the sacred eagle my spirit roams on this sacred mother earth.'"
This memorial sequoia tree is located in the Grove near the New Physical Education Building.
Montana Walking Bull, an Oregon College of Education professor, stands next to Marilyn Yellowbird on the left side of the image. Both are dressed in Pow Wow regalia for the OCE Native Student Pow Wow. The text below the image reads "Montana Walking Bull (Cherokee), left, and Marilyn Yellowbird (Arikara), right, at Oregon College of Education Native Student Pow Wow, 1974. Marilyn wears the Navajo dress.
Montana Rickards Walking Bull, a writer and professor, standing outside of Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem, Oregon. Dr. Walking Bull taught at Oregon College of Education from 1967 -1978 in the Humanities and Education department.