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By Muriel H. Wright

Greater than a century and a part in the past Oklahoma was once selected to turn into the house of the purple guy within the usa. this present day, sixty-seven tribes as extensively 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 its obstacles. extra Indian tribes have retained their personality and id in Oklahoma than in the other kingdom of the Union. whilst, the yankee Indian in Oklahoma is extremely revered colleague of his white modern in enterprise, the professions, paintings, song, and in some other stroll of existence. it's major that there are not any reservations within the kingdom. many of the Indians are sleek americans in customs, behavior, and get dressed and feature an identical life style as the other citizen of the country. Nowhere else within the usa are available one of these 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 identification within the jurisdiction of some 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 guide of yankee 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 place, numbers, heritage, govt and association, modern lifestyles and tradition, and ceremonials and public dances. additionally, there's a record of prompt studying concerning every one tribe. quantity 33 within the Civilizations of the yankee Indian sequence

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A Chickasaw trader was bartering with the Caddoan tribes living on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma in 1719. A band of Cherokee had been on the St. Francis River in what is now the state of Arkansas Page 11 as early as 1775, and other Cherokee came to this location in 1794. A band of Delaware came west from Ohio and settled in Missouri in 1789. Choctaw hunting and war parties ranged west in the region between the Arkansas and the Canadian and the Red rivers as far as the Great Plains long before 1800.

The federal census for 1940 reported 63,125 Indians in Oklahoma, of whom 7,454 were urban and 55,671 (or 88 per cent) rural. This number includes the individuals readily identified as Indian in comparison with members of other races (the census does not state what basis was used for comparison), but falls lamentably short of giving the actual population of all individuals of Indian descent in the state. The reports of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs usually include only those tribal members whose property is restricted and under the supervision of an Indian agent.

Also, Indians not taxed were not counted as a part of the population in the states in apportioning representatives to Congress. " This act was amended on March 3, 1901, when "every Indian in the Indian Territory" was expressly declared a citizen of the United States. On June 2, 1924, Congress conferred citizenship upon all Indians born in the United States, yet today a few states still bar Indians from voting in state elections. In Oklahoma, however, all Indians can vote, and they have full rights as citizens under the state constitution.

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