Arrell Morgan Gibson, Victor Emmanuel Harlow's The History of Oklahoma PDF

By Arrell Morgan Gibson, Victor Emmanuel Harlow

ISBN-10: 0806118830

ISBN-13: 9780806118833

Oklahoma’s earlier unfolds from the prehistoric residency of Clovis guy and Folsom guy and the Spanish and French explorations within the early historical interval throughout the elimination of many tribes to Indian Territory, the Civil battle interval, and the growth of the Territory towards statehood. during this booklet for younger readers, Gibson writes with clean candor. Betrayal of the Indians, racism, and political corruption are in truth instructed. while, the achievements of the country and its everyone is comparable with satisfaction because the tale advances during the early years of statehood and the hardships of starting pioneer farms, construction new cities, and dealing with drought, the good melancholy, global wars, and the early oil growth.

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The carbon-14 test determines the amount of radioactive carbon present, and the amount of carbon in bones tells scientists how old they are. Archaeologists found that the Domebo mammoth kill site material is 10,243 to 11,061 years old.  Left to rightClovis, Folsom, and Plainview. plants, and animals such as are found today. After the Pleistocene Age, Oklahoma's prehistoric age is easier to study because human signs are easier to find. Today concentrations of prehistoric evidence are found in the caves and ledges of the Ozarks of northeastern Oklahoma, the caves of the Oklahoma Panhandle (particularly near Kenton), and along the banks of many creeks and rivers across the state.

Long gets credit for the most extensive survey of Oklahoma in this early period of disputed boundaries between Spain and the United States in the Southwest. Major Long was an officer in the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers. He explored Oklahoma twice. In 1817 he was ordered by the War Department to select a site on the Arkansas River for a military post. He chose Belle Point, situated at the junction of the Poteau and Arkansas rivers. The post constructed there became Fort Smith. While in Oklahoma during 1817 he led a small party on a mission southwest from Fort Smith across the Kiamichi Mountains to the Red River.

These developed official French interest in the region. La Salle' 1682 expedition led to the French claim to all the land drained by the western watershed of the Mississippi River; this included Oklahoma. The French named this vast area Louisiana in honor of Louis XIV, king of France. Beginning in 1699 with a permanent settlement at Biloxi on the Gulf of Mexico, Frenchmen began the development Page 19 of the new French province of Louisiana. Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, Sieur de Bienville, established New Orleans in 1718.

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