Fort Sill historian helped Comanche Nation win sacred site battle
The historian at Fort Sill in Oklahoma said he testified against the U.S. Army because "it was simply the right thing to do."

Towana Spivey, 66, warned his superiors about placing a training center near Medicine Bluffs, a sacred site. With his help, the Comanche Nation won an injunction that halted construction and forced the Army to find a new location for the building.

"Towana Spivey stood against tremendous odds to do the right thing," tribal member Wahnee Clark, 72, told the Oklahoman. "He is and will always be my hero."

Spivey has served as historian at Fort Sill since 1982. He recorded the histories of the Comanche Code Talkers and has researched historic Apache leaders, including Geronimo.

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Fort Sill historian makes his mark with court case (The Oklahoman 7/19)

Relevant Documents:
Preliminary Injunction | Temporary Restraining Order

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