Fort Worth Westerners

Corral, Westerners International

Currently, the Corral meets the third Tuesday monthly (except Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec)
at 7 PM online via Zoom.

Topics include local, Texas, and Western history.
Speakers are members, local historians, and university professors.
Visitors are welcome.
If you would like to visit and need the Zoom login information, please use the contact form to request it.

Corral annual membership dues of $20/single and $30/couple are based on the calendar year and include the annual dues payable to our parent organization, Westerners International. Checks are payable to Fort Worth Westerners Corral.

The Fort Worth Westerners Corral was founded in 1965 and is the oldest of the eight active Corrals in Texas. Like the Westerners International organization, membership is open to anyone interested in Western history.

Bob Saul
Fort Worth Westerners' Sheriff
(does what a president does)

Phillip Williams
Fort Worth Westerners' Representative
(works as the representative for contacts with other Corrals, Posses, and the Home Ranch.)

Richard Robinson
Fort Worth Westerners' Keeper of the Chips
(does what a treasurer does)

In non-pandemic circumstances, the Corral meets the third Tuesday monthly (except Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec) at
Ol' South Pancake House
1509 S University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107

6 pm Social Time / Dinner
(order from restaurant menu)
7 pm Program

Apr. 20, 2021
Dr. Lisa Uhlir

Apr. 20, 2021: Dr. Lisa Uhlir, "Black Indians: the Lost Culture"

"Black Indians: the Lost Culture"

The pre-revolutionary interaction between indigenous peoples and African Americans is much more extensive than originally thought. Many events such as the need for males for husbands as a result of extensive warefare, laws among the French held territories allowing freedom for Afro-Indian children and other pressures created large areas of cooperation and integration. There was no one perspective among the over 535 now-registered tribes on interaction between the groups and responses varied dramatically depending upon many factors such as economics, location, culture, and historical events.

Post-Revolutionary war and leading up to the Civil War relations among the groups begins to change as some Indigenous people begin to lose lands and face extreme backlash for support of African Americans. Post-Civil War and through the Civil Rights Era the African American groups begin to disassociate from Indigenous groups. These divisions continue into our modern sense of identity and historical issues facing our society today.

Meet Lisa Uhlir

Dr. Uhlir is one of those individuals who love learning and would stay in school forever just studying if she could. This is most likely why her multiple degrees range from chemistry to Russian studies, to economics and political philosophy. Her original goal was to be a spy but the end of the Cold War and the Clinton hiring freeze on embedded spies halted that dream mid-hiring process with the CIA. Dr. Uhlir grew up in Northern Michigan and is an Ojibwa Native American from the Sugar Island Band. She has taught locally at UTA and UNT, and currently is a full tenured professor at TCC. She frequently speaks on issues from Native Boarding schools to Native healing.