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Federally Recognized California Tribes

An Osage native American man. The United States government started to take away land from the Osage Indians in 1808. A reservation was formed for the Osage Indians in Southern Kansas in 1825. As with many other tribes they were relocated to Oklahoma. Many Osage Indians still live in Oklahoma around the Pawhuska area.

The Pawnee were originally residents of Nebraska and Kansas. The Pawnee tribe was forced to move to a reservation in Oklahoma during the late 1800's, and most are still living in Oklahoma today.

Arapaho pipe bag ca. 1885 Wyoming or Oklahoma Deer hide, pigment, glass beads, feathers, brass bells

The fact that the Undertaker sign is the largest and most complicated says a lot about what living in Oklahoma in 1889 was like.

Diana Fletcher of the Kiowa tribe sits protected within the University of Oklahoma's Western History Collection Library. The photograph preserving her image shows signs of age—curled and frayed edges, dappled discoloration—but her face is strongly in focus and as bold as the day it was printed.