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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. Describe the many Native American cultures that have inhabited present-day Oklahoma including the Spiro Mound Builders, the Five Tribes, and the Plains Indians

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Brooks, Robert L. "Paleoenvironment," "Precontact Agriculture," "Prehistoric Native Peoples"
Burns, Louis F. "Osage"
Clough, Josh. "United Keetowah Band"
Everett, Dianna. "Apache Tribe of Oklahoma"
Fowler, Loretta. "Arapaho, Southern"
Frank, Andrew K. "Seminole"
Isham, Theodore and Blue Clark, "Creek (Mvskoke)"
Jackson, Jason Baird. "Yuchi (Euchee)"
Kavanagh, Thomas W. "Comanche"
Kidwell, Clara Sue. "Choctaw"
Koenig, Pamela. "Miami"
Kracht, Benjamin R. "Kiowa"
Kraft, Lisa A. "Citizen Potawatomi"
Kuhlman, Annette. "Kickapoo"
Logt, Mark Van De, "Ponca"
Lovett, John R. "Ottawa"
May, Jon D. "Iowa," "Otoe-Missouria," "Seneca-Cayuga," "Tonkawa (tribe)"
McCollum, Timothy James. "Delaware, Western," "Quapaw," "Sac and Fox"
Parks, Douglas R. "Pawnee"
Pate, James P. "Chickasaw"
Peterson, Dennis A. "Spiro Mounds"
Pool, Carolyn Garrett. "Wichita"
Roberson, Glen. "Peoria"
Smith, Pamela A. "Shawnee, Absentee," "Shawnee, Eastern," "Shawnee Tribe (Loyal Shawnee)"
Stansfield, Rick. "Wyandotte"
Strickland, Rennard. "Cherokee"
Unrau, William E. "Kaw (Kansa)"
Vehik, Susan C. "Precontact Hunting Patterns," "Precontact Trade Patterns"

Research Center Resources

Library

  • Anson, Bert. The Miami Indians (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970)
  • Baird, W. David. The Quapaw Indians: A History of the Downstream People (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Bell, Robert E., ed. Prehistory of Oklahoma (Orlando, FL: Academic Press, 1984)
  • Berthrong, Donald J. The Cheyenne and Arapaho Ordeal (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976)
  • Blaine, Martha Royce. The Ioway Indians (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979)
  • Brown, Donald N. and Lee Irwin, "Ponca," in Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 13, Plains, ed. Raymond J. DeMallie (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001)
  • Burns, Louis F. A History of the Osage People (Fallbrook, CA: Ciga Press, 1989)
  • Callender, Charles. "Shawnee," in Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15, Northeast, ed. Bruce G. Trigger (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978)
  • Conley, Robert J. Cherokee Encyclopedia (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007).
  • Edmunds, R. David. The People: A History of Native America (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., c2007)
  • The Potawatomis, Keeper of the Fire (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c1978)
  • Foreman, Grant. The Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1934).
  • The Last Trek of the Indians: An Account of the Removal of the Indians from North of the Ohio River (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946)
  • Gilbert, Claudette Marie. Oklahoma Prehistory (Norman: University of Oklahoma Stovall Museum, Oklahoma Archaeological Survey, 1980)
  • Howard, James H. The Ponca Tribe (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995)
  • Jones, William Kirkland. Notes on the History and Material Culture of the Tonkawa Indians (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Press, 1969)
  • Kavanagh, Thomas W. The Comanches: A History 1706–1875 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999)
  • "Kaw Indians" (Historic Oklahoma Collection; Kaw Indian Agency Collection; OHS)
  • Malinowski, Sharon. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (Detriot: Gale, c1998)
  • "Miami Indian Tribe Material, 1911–1994" (1998.004, Minor Collections, OHS)
  • "Ottawa," vertical file, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Parks, Douglas R. "Pawnee," in Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 13, Plains, ed. Raymond J. DeMallie (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001).
  • "Peoria Indians" (Alvin Rucker Collection, manuscripts, box 7, OHS)
  • Pierce, Earl Boyd and Rennard Strickland. The Cherokee People (Phoenix, AZ: Indian Tribal Series, 1973)
  • "Research on Cherokee Indians" (Stan Hoig Collection, manuscripts, box 49–50, OHS)
  • "Seneca-Cayuga" (Historic Oklahoma Collection, OHS)
  • "Shawnees" (Joseph Thoburn Collection, manuscripts, box 21, folder 19, OHS)
  • Strickland, Rennard. The Indians of Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981)
  • Sturtevant, William C. "Oklahoma Seneca-Cayuga," in Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15, Northeast, ed. Bruce G. Trigger (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978)
  • Thompson, Vern E. "A History of the Quapaw," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 33 (Autumn 1955)
  • Tooker, Elisabeth. "Wyandot," in Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15, Northeast, ed. Bruce G. Trigger (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978)
  • "United Keetowah Band", Citizen Band Pottawatomie-Yuchi (Historic Oklahoma Collection, OHS)
  • Valley, Doris and Mary M. Lembcke, eds., The Peorias: A History of the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma (Miami, OK: The Peoria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, 1991)
  • Wedel, Waldo. Prehistoric Man on the Great Plains (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961)
  • Weslager, C.A. The Delaware Indians: A History (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1972)
  • Wright, Murial H. A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1951)
  • Woodward, Grace Steele. The Cherokees (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963)

Audio/Visual

  • "Arapaho," "Archaeology-Sites-Spiro Mounds," "Choctaw," "Kiowa," "Leaford Bearskin, Wyandotte, 1860s–2006" (Oklahoma Historical Society Photograph Collection, OHS)
  • "Cherokee Indians" (Chester R. Cowen Collection, box 2; Frederick S. Barde Collection, box 1; Grant Foreman Collection, box 1; Stand Watie Collection, box 1; OHS)
  • Chickasaw Council House Museum Collection (box 1 and 2, OHS)
  • "Comanche," "Fort Sill Apache Photographic Postcards" (David D. Beaman Collection, OHS)
  • "Delaware Indians" (Bobb Family Collection, photographs, box 1; M1982.224, Minor Collections; OHS)
  • "Euchee" (Samuel W. Brown Collection, photographs, OHS)
  • "Geographical Map of the Tonkawa Reservation" (Indian Archives, OHS)
  • "Kickapoo Indians" (Anna Wox Lewis Collection, photographs, OHS)
  • Mary Standingbear interview (H1983.117, Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection, OHS)
  • Morris Lookout interview, 5/23/1983 (H1983.136, Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection, OHS)
    "Otoe-Missouria Council Members" (19516.2, E.O. Hudson Collection, photographs, box 1, OHS)
  • "Quapaw Indians" (Lena Robittaille Collection, photographs, box 1, OHS)
  • "Sac and Fox Indians" (Guy Whistler Collection; Mat Duhr Collection; Roy Hoffman Collection; William F. Harn Collection, photographs, box 1, OHS)
  • "Seminole Indians" (Alice B. Davis Collection; Alice Fleet Collection, photographs, box 1; OHS)
  • "Spiro Mounds" (Joseph Thoburn Collection, photographs, box 1, OHS)
  • "Tonkawa Indians" Virgil Robbins Collection, photographs, box 1 and 2, OHS)
  • "Wichita Indians" (Josiah Butler Collection, photographs, box 1, OHS)
  • "Wyandotte" Native American Tribes (Historic Oklahoma Collection; Virgil Robbins Collection, photographs, box 1 and 2; Lena Robitaille Collection, photographs, box 1; OHS)

Oklahoma Historical Society Map Collection

  • "Map of Apache Allotments,"
  • Oklahoma Plat Maps,
  • "Map of Wichita Allotments,"
  • "The Chickasaw Country in 1796–1800" (ITMAP.0129, OHS)

Additional Resources

  • Carlisle, Jeffrey D. "Tonkawa Indians," in The New Handbook of Texas ed. Ron Tyler (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996)
  • Edmunds, R. David. The Otoe-Missouria People (Phoenix, AZ: Indian Tribal Series, 1976)
  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • Unrau, William E. The Kaw People (Phoenix, AZ: Indian Tribal Series, 1975)



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