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By Muriel H. Wright

Greater than a century and a part in the past Oklahoma used to be selected to turn into the house of the pink guy within the usa. at the present time, sixty-seven tribes as greatly divergent because the 5 Civilized Tribes from the Southeast, the Plains tribes from the West, the Seneca from Ohio, and the indigenous Osage stay inside of its obstacles. extra Indian tribes have retained their personality and identification in Oklahoma than in the other kingdom of the Union. even as, the yankee Indian in Oklahoma is extremely revered colleague of his white modern in enterprise, the professions, artwork, tune, and in some other stroll of lifestyles. it really is major that there aren't any reservations within the country. many of the Indians are smooth american citizens in customs, conduct, and get dressed and feature an analogous way of life as the other citizen of the kingdom. Nowhere else within the usa are available this type of mixing of the blood and the civilization of the Anglo-American and the yank Indian. This advisor to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma lists alphabetically the tribes in the nation- twenty-nine of that have retained their tribal id within the jurisdiction of a number of the Indian corporations, and thirty-eight small tribes and fragments of tribes now not famous individually. No similar paintings has been issued in view that Frederick Webb Hodge's instruction manual of yank Indians North of Mexico used to be released in volumes in 1910 and 1911. the current encyclopedic therapy of the topic of Oklahoma indians give you the following info for many tribes: starting place of the tribal identify, linguistic inventory, actual features, current situation, numbers, historical past, executive and association, modern existence and tradition, and ceremonials and public dances. furthermore, there's a record of advised interpreting concerning each one tribe. quantity 33 within the Civilizations of the yank Indian sequence

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Title.  Series. 6'00497 86-14678 ISBN 0806102381 ISBN 080612041X (pbk) Copyright © 1951, 1986 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. A. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Page v Dedicated to the Indian leaders who guided their people in the formation of Oklahoma 18071907 Page vii Foreword Arrell Morgan Gibson A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma, first issued in 1951 as Volume 33 of the eminent Civilization of the American Indian Series, has passed through eight printings, a ringing confirmation of its inherent value as a scholarly reference.

The tragedies along the "Trail of Tears," as they ever afterward called this journey, and the many problems arising during the first years in the Indian Territory provided an unfavorable beginning, and proved almost disastrous, to the government's policy of removal. The removal of the five tribes from the Southeast has had no parallel in United States history. Plans for an Indian state had been discussed with the foundation of the Republic and had been an inspiration to some Indian leaders, the Cherokee having all but attained the high goal.

Much of the literature depicting the exile of tribes from their ancient homelands in all parts of the United States to the Indian Territory emphasizes the ordeal of the Five Civilized Tribes (Creeks, Seminoles, Cherokees, Choctaws, and Chickasaws). The Guide sketches make the salient point that virtually every tribe exiled to Indian Territory endured a Trail of Tears, suffering unnecessary travail and near-inhuman imposition in the merciless uprooting from each tribal homeland by federal officials and United States Army units and dreaded passage to the southwestern wilderness.

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