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The Dawes Commission in Indian Territory

Today in History, April 28: 1897 – The Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes, two of the five civilized tribes, agree to relinquish communal control of their lands after being convinced to do so by the Dawes Commission. 108 more words

Fletcher Hardware: Since 1906

Is it a hardware store or a museum? If you ask the folks in Stilwell, they’d tell you Fletcher Hardware is a little of both. Step into the store and a time where customers gathered around a wood-burning stove and co-mingled business and socializing. 19 more words

Podcast

Road trip across America: A stop at Fort Smith

A hard wind buffeted us much of the way across the country as we drove and strengthened again as we left Oklahoma and entered Arkansas. We stopped at… 330 more words

Flourishing Tree

Let's Talk About Lovely County

You won’t find Lovely County, Arkansas anywhere on a map. As a matter of fact, most of what used to be Lovely County, Arkansas lies in Oklahoma. 46 more words

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Indian Territory (Oklahoma) & Back Again, 1897

Once again, our guest blogger, G.M.C. Massey (my grandfather) shares a story about traveling to visit relatives in the Indian Territory circa the late 19th Century. 1,200 more words

Buller

The Cherokee Nation Joins the Union

February 26, 1863 – The National Council of Cherokee Indians approved resolutions repealing its ordinance of secession, renouncing its support for the Confederacy, declaring new support for the U.S., and abolishing slavery in the Cherokee Nation. 361 more words

Politics

Little Black Water

C.J. raised his hands in the universal gesture of surrender.

His body reacted of a volition he couldn’t control. He tried to speak but his throat constricted, squishing every bit of moisture from it to spurt out through his bladder. 580 more words