Oklahoma Legends

Roaming the Hills of Indian Territory

Oklahoma Postcard

Greeting from Vintage Oklahoma Postcard. Available at Legends’ General Store.

 

Welcome to Oklahoma Legends

From Indian Territory to outlaws to the Dust Bowl Days and the birth of Route 66, Oklahoma is steeped in history. This beautiful state deserves much exploration as you exit the Interstate and explore its many hidden treasures. Mile-for-mile, Oklahoma has the most diverse geography of any in the nation, with pine-covered mountains, alabaster caverns, cypress swamps, and tall grass prairies.

Boasting more man-made lakes than any other state, Oklahoma also provides a haven for the angler, camper and outdoor enthusiast.

For the historian, Oklahoma tells the story of the struggles of the Native American as they were forced to on the Trail of Tears in the 1830’s and other routes in the 19th Century  and proudly presents its Indian history, culture and flavor throughout the state.

For history lovers of a later era, Route 66 through Oklahoma has more miles of the old pavement than any of the seven remaining states laying claim to a piece of the Mother Road.

Enjoy your travels in Oklahoma and welcome to Indian Territory Legends.

Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander
Owner/Editor

Route 66 Museum, Clinton Oklahoma

Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma.

 

 

The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the Civil War. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals.

 

Indian Territory Map

Indian Territory Map

Oklahoma Articles & Categories:

Afton – Fading Into History

Arapaho – Great Buffalo Hunters of the Plains

Bad Men of the Indian Nations

Bass Reeves – Black Hero Marshal

Belle Starr – Oklahoma Bandit Queen

Beyond Vinita, Oklahoma on Route 66

Bill Cook – Leading the Cook Gang in Oklahoma

Bristow – Queen of the Woodlands

Calumet to Hydro- An Old Stretch of the Mother Road

Catoosa and the Blue Whale

Chandler –  Last Gunfight of the Old West

Claremore – Home of Will Rogers

Haunted Belvidere Mansion in Claremore

Clinton – Hub City of Western Oklahoma

The Comanche Indians – Horsemen of the Plains

Depew – Boom to Bust Town

Doaksville Archeological Site

Elk City – A Step Back In Time

El Reno – Home of the Oklahoma Land Rush

Entering Oklahoma on Route 66

Erick and Texola – Gateways to Oklahoma

Foss & Canute – Beyond Glory Days

Haunted Oklahoma

Hell Raising Stroud, Oklahoma

Ingalls, Oklahoma Gunfight With the Doolin Gang

The Invasion of Oklahoma

The Lee Gang – Murder and Thievery on the Texas Border

Gordon William “Pawnee Bill” Lillie

Legends of Indian Territory

Kellyville – Small Town America

Kenton, Oklahoma & No Man’s Land

Lady Marshals of Indian Territory

Miami – Culture on Route 66

Oklahoma City – An Overnight Success 

Oklahoma City Route 66 Photo Gallery

Oklahoma Forts of the Old West

Oklahoma Fun Facts & Trivia

Oklahoma Postcards

Judge Isaac Parker – Hanging Judge of Indian Territory

The Pawnee Indians – Farmers on the Plains

Quirky Oklahoma

Tattoo Man of Oklahoma

Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park

Bass Reeves – Black Hero Marshal

Route 66 – Oklahoma Mother Road

Oklahoma’s Ribbon of the Mother Road

Sapulpa – Crossroads of America

Santa Fe Trail – Highway to the Southwest

Sayre – Entering Cowboy Country

Sequoyah – Inventor of Written Cherokee

Shamrock – Oil Boom & Bust

Henry Starr – Cherokee Bad Boy

Heck Thomas – Tough Law in Indian Territory

Bill Tilghman – Thirty Years a Lawman

Tulsa – Oil Capital of the World

Ghosts of the Tulsa Little Theatre

History and Haunting of the Gilcrease Museum

Tulsa Route 66 Photo Gallery

Treasure Hunting in Oklahoma

Vinita – Crossroads of America

Stand Watie – Brigadier General of the Civil War

Warwick to Arcadia – Historic Stretch of 66

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Weatherford Big City Amenities With Small Town Charm

Writing Credits

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