- Ida Jane Gallagher is a retired high school teacher (English, journalism, history), freelance writer, and photojournalist. (BS, MA Education) She published Contact with Ancient America with photographer Warren W. Dexter in 2004 after 28 years of research and has written numerous articles for professional and popular publications. Ida Jane has spoken to professional, educational, and civic groups about her research on ancient foreign contact with America’s native people. She was adopted by the Quinnipiac people of Southern Connecticut for her research with Quinnipiac Sachem Iron Thunderhorse on the Algonquian signatures on deeds and treaties with Colonial settlers.
- Ida Jane is the owner of Sovereign Terrace Books. Her husband, John H. Gallagher, published Grady’s Tour, a historical novel of the Korean War, available on Amazon. This book won the Military Writer’s Society of America award for the best historical fiction in 2007.
- She enjoys painting in watercolor and oil with friends in the Mt. Pleasant Artists Guild. For many years Ida Jane was an active member of the National League of American Penwomen, The New England Antiquities Research Association, The Epigraphic Society, and the Early Sites Research Society. She is personally acquainted with most of the research people mentioned in Contact with Ancient America and networked with them to gather and share information about ancient North America.
- SELECTED HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF IDA JANE GALLAGHER (1930- )
Contact with Ancient America, 2004 (Teacher’s Guide, Lesson Plans, Tests, 2016) Gourmet Golf, 1995.
Magazines and Journals:
WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA:
“Stone Tablets Found in Mounds Reveal Startling Old Scripts,” Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 18-21, ( March 1981).
“Grave Creek Earthworks Were Ceremonial Centers,” Vol. 46, No. 10, pp. 2-7, (Dec.1982).
“Light Dawns on West Virginia History,” Vol. 47 (1), pp. 7-11, (1983).
- EPIGRAPHIC SOCIETY OCCASIONAL PAPERS:
“Light Dawns on West Virginia History,” Vol. 11 (1), No. 251, 29-35, (1984).
Beard’s Fork, WV Ogam - Vol. 11 (1), 52-53, (1983).
Video review: “History on the Rocks,” Vol. 14, No. 339, p. 91, (1985).
“Irish Inscriptions Confirmed by Archaeoastronomy,” Vol. 14, No. 353, pp. 104-106, (1985).
“An Ogam-Inscribed Teton Dakota Artifact,” Vol. 14, no. 354, p. 115, (Sept. 1985).
“Tollard House Site, Scotland,” Vol. 14, No. 367, p. 154, (1985)
“Schagticoke Deed to New Fairfield, CT, Vol. 16, pp. 101-103 (1987).
“In Memoriam - Dr. Robert T. Meyer,” Vol. 17, p. 11, (1988).
“Cappadoccia’s Caves Embrace a Legacy of Christian Art,” Vol. 18, pp.146-152, (1989).
- MIDWESTERN EPIGRAPHIC JOURNAL:
Book review: Ogam Consaine and Tifinag Alphabets, Vol. 2 (2) pp.48-49, (1985).