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Cherokee Almanac: State of Sequoyah

Posted April 22, 2018 in Almanac, Season 4, Segments

To native Oklahomans, the differences between eastern and western Oklahoma are sometimes stark. But why? Many don’t know Oklahoma was actually proposed as two separate states – the state of Oklahoma and the all-Indian state of Sequoyah. Learn why the proposal was made and what led to its ultimate failure, but also see how the proposed state of Sequoyah left a permanent mark on Oklahoma as we know it today.