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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. Commemorate Statehood Day as the joining of Indian and Oklahoma Territories

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Brown, Kenny L. “Oklahoma Territory
Everett, Dianna. “Enabling Act,” “Indian Territory
Green, Donald E. “Settlement Patterns
Mize, Richard. “Sequoyah Convention
Wilson, Linda D. “Statehood Movement

Research Center Resources


  • Carney, George O. “Oklahoma’s Territorial Delegates and Progressivism, 1901–1907,” The Chronicles of Oklahoma 52 (Spring 1974)
  • Ellinger, Charles. “The Drive for Statehood in Oklahoma, 1889–1906,” The Chronicles of Oklahoma 41 (Spring 1963)
  • Gittenger, Roy. The Formation of the State of Oklahoma, 1803–1906 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939)
  • Lamar, Howard R. “The Creation of Oklahoma: New Meanings for the Oklahoma Land Run,” in The Culture of Oklahoma, ed. Howard F. Stein and Robert F. Hill (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993)
  • “Statehood (American Politics) Oklahoma” (vertical file, OHS)
  • Statehood Historic Documents Collection (2010.110, OHS)
  • “Statehood for Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory, 1904,” Remarks of Robert L. Owen of Muskogee, Indian Territory before the Committee on the Territories of the House of Representatives, Washington DC (2000.005, Minor Collections, OHS)
  • “Statehood Publications, 1901” (1979.057, Minor Collections, OHS)
  • Stewart, Dora Ann. The Government and Development of Oklahoma Territory (Oklahoma City: Harlow Publishing Co., 1933)


  • “Columbia Presenting Statehood to Oklahoma” (23359.4, Friends of the Archives Collection, OHS)
  • “Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory, 1892,” “Oklahoma and Indian Territory Map, 1904” (Dual Territory Maps, Oklahoma Historical Society Map Collection)
  • “Statehood Committee, c. 1905” (1390, Oklahoma Historical Society Photograph Collection, OHS)

Additional Resources

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