Topic: Oklahoma

Bill Pickett, Inventor of Bulldogging, Legendary Cowboy (1870 – 1932)

Bill Pickett, the inventor of bulldogging, was a legendary cowboy of African and Cherokee heritage. Honoring the irrevocable connections to our ancestors. Bill Pickett (Dec. 5, 1870 – Apr. 2, 1932) began his career as a cowboy while in grade school. Pickett soon began giving exhibitions of his roping, riding, and bulldogging skills. He became […]

America’s WWI Original Code Talkers From The Choctaw Nation

Honoring America’s Original Code Talkers from the Choctaw Nation World War I. In 1918, not yet citizens of the U.S., Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective […]

The Dawes General Allotment Act, February 8, 1887

On February 8, 1887 the Dawes General Allotment Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress regarding the distribution of land to American Indians in Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). The Act was amended in 1891 and again in 1906 by the Burke Act. The act remained in effect until 1934. The act provided for the division […]

Tulsa Race Riot on Black Wall Street, Oklahoma (1921)

“Black Wall Street”, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma erupted into the most destructive race riot the country has ever experienced (May 31, 1921). Never Forget. Violence broke out after angry mobs of whites called for the lynching of 19-year-old Dick Rowland after he was WRONGLY accused of “assaulting/raping” white elevator attendant Sarah Page. This […]

Silent Film, All-Native Cast: The Daughter of Dawn (1920)

Videos of Silent Film With All-Native Cast including Wanada Parker, daughter of Chief Quannah Parker. “The Daughter of Dawn” (1920), a silent film featuring an all-Native cast came to be made, lost seemingly forever, was discovered nearly a century later (in shambles), then restored and shown to the cast’s descendants. It sure is one of […]

Hominy Indians Defeat New York Giants, December 26, 1927

The Hominy Indians were an all-Native American professional football team, meaning The Real Americans, located in Hominy, Oklahoma. The financiers were from Hominy – the players were from all over. On December 26, 1927, they defeated the National Football League New York Giants who were titled world champions three weeks prior. The Hominy Indians shot […]

Story of an All-Native American Professional Football team (HD)

Playground of the Native Son (2014) Directed by Celia Xavier & Michael Nash Narrated by Adam Beach “Playground of the Native Son”, a documentary, is the story of the All-Native American Professional Football team in Oklahoma during the 1920’s and 1930’s called “The Hominy Indians”. Twenty two different tribes were represented; some played for one […]

Te Ata Fisher, Native Actress and Storyteller (1895 – 1995)

Te Ata Thompson or Te Ata Fisher after her marriage, was a superb actress and member of the Chickasaw Nation. Known for telling American Indian stories, she performed as a representative of American Indians at state dinners before President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in […]
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