Dr. Yeagley is a patriot and a direct descendent of Bad Eagle (1839-1906) through his Comanche mother. She taught him to love God and Country. His father, a WWII veteran and marksman, bequeathed a deep sense of respect for the sacred.
His formal education is in music, religion, and literature. He holds a B.Mus., M.Div., M.A., Artist Diploma, and Doctorate of Musical Arts from Oberlin, Yale, Emory, Hartt, and the University of Arizona, respectively. He was a Special Student at Harvard in 1983, in the graduate school of American Studies. He has published scholarly works on music, Persian studies, and American culture. Dr. Yeagley has lectured in Israel (1998) and Iran (1999).
As a former adjunct professor teaching humanities and psychology at Oklahoma State University (OKC), the University of Central Oklahoma, and the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies, Yeagley discovered the absence of patriotism in his students and became determined to see patriotism taught in the states public schools. To achieve this goal, he campaigned through the media. He became a columnist for David Horowitz’ www.FrontPageMagazine.com and Peter Brimelow’s www.VDARE.com. He has appeared on Hannity & Colmes, Bill O’Reilly, C-Span, and the History Channel. His latest appearance is in a Danish Public Television documentary on the contemporary Comanche Nation of Oklahoma (2007).
In 2006, Dr. Yeagley created the Bad Eagle Foundation, for the purpose of developing a national organization for American Indian patriots. He hopes to spark a national-level conservative movement among American Indians.
Dr. Yeagley’s first book on American patriotism, Indian style, is Bad Eagle: The Rantings of a Conservative Comanche (2007), a collection of 61 published articles. He has also written hundreds of additional published articles.
Dr. Yeagley speaks on patriotism, nationalism, religion, and the 2nd Amendment. He also addresses specific Indian issues, like casinos, mascots, and sovereignty. Yeagley warns against the effects of casinos; he advocates the positive effects of mascots; and he advocates Indian sovereignty in the context of the United States Constitution.