By Muriel H. Wright
Greater than a century and a part in the past Oklahoma used to be selected to turn into the house of the crimson guy within the usa. this present day, sixty-seven tribes as generally divergent because the 5 Civilized Tribes from the Southeast, the Plains tribes from the West, the Seneca from Ohio, and the indigenous Osage dwell inside its obstacles. extra Indian tribes have retained their personality and id in Oklahoma than in the other kingdom of the Union. whilst, the yank Indian in Oklahoma is very revered colleague of his white modern in company, the professions, paintings, song, and in any other stroll of lifestyles. it really is major that there are not any reservations within the country. many of the Indians are smooth american citizens in customs, conduct, and get dressed and feature an analogous life style as the other citizen of the nation. Nowhere else within the usa are available the sort of mixing of the blood and the civilization of the Anglo-American and the yankee Indian. This advisor to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma lists alphabetically the tribes in the country- twenty-nine of that have retained their tribal id within the jurisdiction of a number of the Indian enterprises, and thirty-eight small tribes and fragments of tribes not well-known individually. No similar paintings has been issued due to the fact that Frederick Webb Hodge's guide of yank Indians North of Mexico used to be released in volumes in 1910 and 1911. the current encyclopedic therapy of the topic of Oklahoma indians give you the following info for many tribes: starting place of the tribal identify, linguistic inventory, actual features, current situation, numbers, heritage, executive and association, modern existence and tradition, and ceremonials and public dances. furthermore, there's a record of instructed interpreting relating each one tribe. quantity 33 within the Civilizations of the yank Indian sequence
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A. B. Caldwell, educationist, Five Civilized Tribes Agency, Muskogee; Mr. John L. Johnson, district agent, Pawnee Subagency; Mr. H. A. Andrews, agent, Quapaw Subagency, Miami; Miss Eva Lewers, principal, Eufaula Boarding School, Eufaula; and Mrs. Leila Black, principal, Wheelock Academy, Millerton. Many Indian friends have been prompt and generous in response to requests for information and for materials. Special thanks are due former Chief Jeffie Brown and Rev. Wilsey Palmer of the Seminole Nation, Chief S.
Even this number would be exceeded if persons from one-eighth to one-thirty-second or even one-sixty-fourth, Indian blood were counted. Individuals of this latter group, identified as "white" in a federal census, more often than not retain affiliations with their tribal relatives and are proud of their Indian ancestry. From the foregoing statements it should be clear that, counting all individuals from the full bloods to those of the smallest accepted degree of Indian blood who remain close in their ties of kinship and association, Oklahoma's Indian population exceeds by many thousands even the 1945 census by the Indian Bureau.
Mr. Dover P. Trent, acting district director of the former Oklahoma City Indian Office, was generous in supplying reports on Oklahoma Indian census figures and on the work relating to the Indian credit associations organized among some of the tribal groups. Indian Office officials and agents replied in full detail to my letters of inquiry relating to Indian matters. Among them are the late John T. Montgomery, superintendent of the former Western Oklahoma Consolidated Agency at Anadarko; Mr. W. O.