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 greatly divergent because the 5 Civilized Tribes from the Southeast, the Plains tribes from the West, the Seneca from Ohio, and the indigenous Osage live inside its barriers. extra Indian tribes have retained their personality and id in Oklahoma than in the other nation of the Union. while, the yank Indian in Oklahoma is very revered colleague of his white modern in company, the professions, artwork, tune, and in another stroll of lifestyles. it truly is major that there are not any reservations within the nation. many of the Indians are glossy americans in customs, behavior, and get dressed and feature an identical life style as the other citizen of the nation. Nowhere else within the usa are available this sort of mixing of the blood and the civilization of the Anglo-American and the yank Indian. This advisor to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma lists alphabetically the tribes in the nation- twenty-nine of that have retained their tribal identification within the jurisdiction of a number of the Indian corporations, and thirty-eight small tribes and fragments of tribes now not well-known individually. No related paintings has been issued considering Frederick Webb Hodge's instruction manual of yankee Indians North of Mexico was once released in volumes in 1910 and 1911. the current encyclopedic remedy of the topic of Oklahoma indians give you the following info for many tribes: foundation of the tribal identify, linguistic inventory, actual features, current place, numbers, historical past, govt and association, modern lifestyles and tradition, and ceremonials and public dances. additionally, there's a record of prompt analyzing referring to every one tribe. quantity 33 within the Civilizations of the yankee Indian sequence
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Extra info for A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma (Civilization of the American Indian)
During the Revolutionary War, former Indian trading posts became British military camps, a development which made friendship with the tribes on the frontier important to the colonies. The Continental Congress provided for control of Indian affairs by passing an act on July 12, 1775, which divided the Indian country into departments or geographical divisionsNorthern, Middle, and Southern. Commissioners were appointed for each department to treat with the Indian tribes, preserve peace and friendship, and watch British movements and intrigue.
Mr. Grant Foreman of Muskogee kindly lent me some rare reports from the United States Indian Office. 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.
Thus, all in all, sixty-seven tribes are listed and described in this volume. To make the guide serviceable and easy to use, I have listed the tribes alphabetically, discussing each under these headings: Name, Present Location, Numbers, History, Government and Organization, Contemporary Life and Culture, Ceremonials and Public Dances, and Suggested Readings. The suggested readings, of course, do not include all that has been written about the tribe, but they are, in my opinion, the most important and the most interesting of the easily accessible books and articles.