Oklahoma Indians in 1866

Oklahoma Indians in 1866

February 2, 2016 admin 0

At the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, the United States withdrew its troops from Forts Cobb, Arbuckle, and Washita and, afraid that annuity […]

Dissolving Cherokee Government

Dissolving Cherokee Government

November 15, 2015 admin 0

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, that great American visionary Thomas Jefferson proposed that Indian nations be moved to territories west of the Mississippi […]

A few Cherokee leaders

Cherokee Treaty Claims

December 8, 2013 admin 0

By 1830, the American government had decided that American Indians had no place in the United States and passed legislation calling for their removal to […]

Preparing the Cherokee for Removal

A Cherokee Murder

November 12, 2013 admin 0

Following the Trail of Tears in 1838, there were three groups of Cherokee living in Oklahoma: (1) The Old Settlers who had moved to the […]

Preparing the Cherokee for Removal

The Cherokee After Removal

November 7, 2013 admin 0

By the beginning of the nineteenth century, many prominent and influential Americans, particularly those from the southern states, had decided that the United States should […]

Ancient America: Oklahoma

April 20, 2013 admin 0

What is now the state of Oklahoma became the new home to many Indian nations during the nineteenth century when the American government forcibly removed […]

Lost Identity

March 19, 2013 admin 0

I was born in Hampton, Virginia. I lived in Newport News, Virginia until the age of seven. My story starts as a young child with […]