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American Indians in Oklahoma

Native Americans displaced in Oklahoma

• What are some descriptions of the social, economic, and political forces of the times
• Descriptions of the acquisition of the territory where they lived by the United States and a discussion of the effects of the acquisition on their life

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Hello - Thanks for asking this question. As a matter of fact, I was doing some research about Oklahoma's Indians not too long ago. As you know, BrainMass cannot just write your paper for you. But these are some of the main points that I think you would want to incorporate:

● Most of the current state of Oklahoma was known as "Indian Territory" until 1907 when the state was created. It was one of the main areas west of the Mississippi River reserved for Indians who were forced to leave the East under the Indian Removal Act of 1830 because they happened to be living on lands that whites wanted for farming or speculation or because gold or other minerals had been discovered on them.

● The most important of the Indian tribes removed to Oklahoma were the so-called "Five Civilized Tribes" from the southeastern United States - Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaw, Creeks, and Seminoles. Many of these Indians had adopted white ways already. They lived in white-style houses, wore white-style clothes, etc. Some of them even owned slaves and grew cotton as did their white southern ...

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The answer covers some of the basic points about Indians "removed" to reservations in Oklahoma.