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Grade 3: Social Studies Content Skills

Content Standard 4: The student will analyze the significant events and historic personalities contributing to the development of the state Oklahoma

  1. Identify and describe the historic significance of state and local landmarks including the Buffalo Soldiers’ Old Post at Fort Sill, the Nellie Johnstone Number 1, the Oklahoma Capitol, Route 66, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Michael Cassity, “Route 66
Glasrud, Bruce A. “Buffalo Soldiers
Janda, Lance. “Fort Sill
Cynthia Savage, “Oklahoma Capitol
Linda D. Wilson, “Nellie Johnstone Number One

Research Center Resources


  • Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 29 September 1910, 25 July 1912, 21 June 1914, 30 May 1915, and 10 November 1957-Articles related to Oklahoma State Capital
  • Fowler, Arlen L. The Black Infantry in the West, 1869–1891 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1971)
  • Frazer, Robert W. Forts of the West: Military Forts and Presidios, and Posts Commonly Called Forts, West of the Mississippi River to 1898 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988)
  • “Highways” (vertical file, OHS)
  • “Highway & Road Travel in Oklahoma” (Minor Collections, OHS)
  • Kenner, Charles L. Buffalo Soldiers and Officers of the Ninth Cavalry, 1867–1898 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999)
  • Leckie, William H. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967)
  • Morrison, William Brown. Military Posts and Camps in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Harlow Publishing Corporation, 1936)
  • “Nellie Johnstone Number 1” (vertical file, OHS)
  • Nye, Wilbur S. Carbine and Lance: The Story of Old Fort Sill (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969)
  • Oklahoma Historical Society’s Route 66 Repository (OHS)
  • Rampp, Lary. “Negro Troop Activity in Indian Territory, 1863–1865,” The Chronicles of Oklahoma 47 (Spring 1969)
  • Ross, Jim. Oklahoma Route 66 (Arcadia, OK: Ghost Town Press, 2001)
  • Route 66 in Oklahoma: An Historic Context Review,” (OHS)
  • Teall, Kaye M. Black History in Oklahoma: A Resource Book (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City Public Schools, 1971)

Additional Resources

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