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Karen Coody Cooper

Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States

Born in Tulsa, I majored in journalism followed by anthropology. I pursued a career in
museums in Connecticut, Maryland, DC, and Oklahoma, and throughout my career I
wrote, both professionally and creatively. I write poetry, essays, short stories and

Interests: Canoeing, caving, and crafts (finger weaving and wampum weaving). I'm Cherokee and am passionate about Cherokee history, genealogy, and arts.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Spirited Encounters: American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices
  • Poetry

  • Fault Line: Vulnerable Landscapes
  • Other

  • Cherokee Writers from the Flint Hills of Oklahoma