Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

History - 1890's

Dean Sammons Wolbach Dean Sammons Wolbach

posted on February 26, 2011

I would like to be educated on the history between the Choctaw Nation and the peoples of Arkansas and Texas between about 1885 and 1900.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on February 27, 2011

this is actually a broad time period. historical maps will show the changes in the borders.
oklahoma chronicles are a good reference.

oklahoma historical society
historic maps 1875 and 1894
texas 1867 and 1879 and an oilfield map 1918
indian territory, including texas

NARA, national archives is the federal repository. the fort worth office can probably help you the most.
Teaching With Documents:
Maps of Indian Territory, the Dawes Act, and Will Rogers’ Enrollment Case File

native land cessations and the trail of tears impacted the growth in this area.
look down at the bottom of wikipedia articles to see the resources.

oklahoma land rushes
search google for oklahoma land rush pictures
they have many images on different topics

tribes by state

arkansas historical websites

texas historical society

these are the best resources i can give you.


you can get many resources through your local public library, interlibrary loan program.