Story of Oklahoma / Edition 2

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This history of the Sooner State, written with wit and finesse by award-winning scholars, is guaranteed to hold the reader’s interest.

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A text for secondary students, emphasizing the people at the forefront of the history--people understood broadly to include women, men, and children; red people and white and black and others; the prominent and the poor. Includes photographs and other illustrations, and sidebars and other insertions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806137506
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 461
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

W. David Baird is Dean of Seaver College and Howard A. White Professor of History at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. He is the author of The Quapaws (Chelsea House, 1989),  and The Story of Oklahoma (OU Press, 2nd ed. revised, 2013).

Danney Goble (1946–2007) was Professor of Letters at the University of Oklahoma and the award-winning author or coauthor of eight books about Oklahoma and Oklahomans.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Ch. 1 Prehistoric Oklahoma 3
Ch. 2 Natural Features 15
Ch. 3 Earliest Inhabitants 35
Ch. 4 Historical Peoples 49
Ch. 5 The European Discoverers 69
Ch. 6 American Explorers in Oklahoma 87
Ch. 7 The Southeastern Indians 106
Ch. 8 Indian Removals 125
Ch. 9 The Five Republics 151
Ch. 10 Indian Territory at War 170
Ch. 11 Rejuvenation and Reconstruction 182
Ch. 12 New Exiles in Oklahoma 201
Ch. 13 Lifestyles in Indian Territory - Eyewitness Accounts 220
Ch. 14 Eight Notable Oklahomans 239
Oklahoma History on Glass - A Photographic Essay 259
Ch. 15 Changes in the Indian Territory 275
Ch. 16 The Promised Land - Oklahoma Territory 291
Ch. 17 The End of Indian Territory 307
Ch. 18 The Twin Territories 322
Ch. 19 Politics Through the 1920s 341
Ch. 20 The Economy - the Fat Years 358
Ch. 21 A New Society 372
Ch. 22 The Great Depression and Global War 388
Ch. 23 The People of Oklahoma 406
Ch. 24 The Politics of Maturity 435
Ch. 25 The Strains of Social Maturity 452
Ch. 26 The Economy's Maturation 468
Ch. 27 Oklahomans Look Forward and Backward 483
Illustration Credits 489
Index 491
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