Cherokee Almanac

Perseverance: Cherokee Nation Facing Oklahoma Statehood​

Many settlers in Oklahoma territory celebrated on November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma was named the 46th American state. It was a very different story in Cherokee Nation. While some in Indian Territory supported statehood, many greatly opposed it. In this Cherokee Almanac, we look at the complicated and even devastating effects Oklahoma statehood had on Cherokee Nation.

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