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 1830s 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
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.
©Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated December 2020.