Long before the University of Oklahoma was established, the land on which the University now resides was the traditional home of the “Hasinais” Caddo Nation and “Kirikirʔi:s” Wichita & Affiliated Tribes.
We acknowledge this territory once also served as a hunting ground, trade exchange point, and migration route for the Apache, Comanche, Kiowa and Osage nations.
Today, 39 tribal nations dwell in the state of Oklahoma as a result of settler and colonial policies that were designed to assimilate Native people.
The University of Oklahoma recognizes the historical connection our university has with its indigenous community. We acknowledge, honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this land. We fully recognize, support and advocate for the sovereign rights of all of Oklahoma’s 39 tribal nations. This acknowledgement is aligned with our university’s core value of creating a diverse and inclusive community. It is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture and history that make up our entire OU Community.
Welcome to the OU Hydrogeology research group site! The Hydrogeology area of study began in Fall 2018 upon the arrival of Dr. Dee whom brings a wealth of research and applied experience to the School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma. Within this website, you will find information regarding Dr. Dee’s current and planned research, current students (both undergraduate and graduate), publications, and the Aqueous Geochemistry Laboratory. This site will be periodically updated so please check back often.