Guipago (Lone Wolf) a Kiowa Chief. Refused to sign the Medicine Lodge Treaty. From the National Archives.
Tulsa’s oldest house: 1850’s log cabin built by Lewis Perryman. Near current day 33rd and Rockford. Painted in 1907 by Kate White (first art teacher at Henry a Kendall College).
Tom Horn, Western Detective for Pinkerton Detective Agency. Later accused for a murder he likely didn’t commit. Hung the day before his 43rd birthday.
Facts about the King Philip’s War
Facts about the King Philip’s War – Why was Metacom given the Name King Philip?
The tradition of crowning a Native Indian chief as a king started in 1608 when Chief Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas, was crowned as a king (see picture of the coronation Powhatan Wars). King James 1 of England saw the Indians as subservient to his rule but the powerful chief “was sent a crown, with brilliant trappings and regalia, for the solemn coronation of Powhatan.
D.C.’s historic boundary stones are being preserved - The Washington Post
Osage county sunsets.
Rio Chama by Michelle Chrisman
Skullyville was founded in 1832 while removal of Choctaws to what is now Oklahoma was in progress. First Choctaw Agency in the west was established here with Major F. W. Armstrong as agent.
The name Skullyville was derived from Choctaw word “Iskuli” meaning a piece of money. It was here Choctaws received annuity payments hence referred to the place as “Money Town” or Skullyville.
There were three districts in the Choctaw Nation with Skullyville being the capitol of one.
Catlin, the artists, stopped here for a time in 1834. When Chickasaws moved west in 1838 many landed from boats at Fort Coffee and went through Skullyville to new homes farther west. The Seminoles also came this was going west.
With establishment of Butterfield - Overland mail route between St. Louis and San Francisco, 1858, one of the stations was at Skullyville and operated by Tandy Walker
This center of Choctaw culture and political life began to decline at close of Civil War and when old agency building was destroyed by fire in 1947, Skullyville became only a memory.
Oklahoma Historical Society. Erected 1968
Located at turn to entrance of Skullyville Cemetery on Spring Rd., Skullyville, Oklahoma. (Just SE of Sprio, Oklahoma)
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Cherokee Nation’s hidden gem: Saline District Courthouse (and springhouse) circa 1884. Went with @eleneariel and it was better than best.