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    The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are headquartered in Concho, Oklahoma. Of 12,185 enrolled tribal members, 8,664 live within the state of Oklahoma.

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    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.

    People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.

    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.

    Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma

    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.

    Lucille Mulhall, Oklahoma cowgirl. . .

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    Chalk was an Arapaho Scout attached to the Fourth Cavalry stationed at Fort Reno. He died in the Battle of Turkey Springs in 1878. This is the last known battle between U.S. Army cavalry and American Indians in Oklahoma.

    Little Big Mouth, a medicine man, seated in front of his lodge near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with medicine bag visible from behind the tent. Photographed by William S. Soule, 1869-70.

    The Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival is a gathering of nations who celebrate their cultures through dance, pageantry and art.

    Red Earth dance participant

    Muscogee Creek Nation Seal

    August 1976 | Oklahoma Spotlights an Indian Powwow

    Wheat Harvest in Oklahoma #phototour2011