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Its name deriving from a Choctaw term for “red people,” the south-central state of Oklahoma shows evidence of human habitation stretching back to the Clovis and Folsom cultures. By the 18th century it was home to indigenous groups like the Wichita and Kansa. Spain and France vied for control of the area in the 18th century, before the latter sold it to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The U.S. designated it ‘Indian Territory,’ using it as a place to forcibly relocate many indigenous communities from further east – the harsh journeys many took became known as the ‘Trail of Tears’. Today, Oklahoma retains of the highest proportions of Native American residents in the country. The 1870s saw growing European American settlement and in 1907 it became a state.

Archaeology & History Sites in Oklahoma

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Museums & Art Galleries in Oklahoma

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