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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.3.3 Analyze the influence of the idea of Manifest Destiny on the Boomer Movement.

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

E-Exhibit
The Land Run of 1889

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Stan Hoig, "Boomer Movement"
Mary Jane Warde, "Indian Response to the Boomer Movement"
Donald E. Green, "Settlement Patterns"
David Baird, "Westward Expansion"
Michael A. Hughes, "Military, Nineteenth Century"
Michael Bruce, "Camp Russell"
Michael W. Lovegrove, "Payne, David Lewis"
Stan Hoig, "Carpenter, Charles C."
Worth Robert Miller, "Crocker, Samuel"
Bob L. Blackburn, "Unassigned Lands"
Clara Sue Kidwell, "Allotment"
Thomas Burnell Colbert, "Boudinot, Elias Cornelius"

Research Center Resources

Odie B. Faulk, Kenny Arthur Franks, Paul F. Lambert, Early Military Forts and Posts in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1978)

Muriel H. Wright, George H. Shirk, and Kenny Arthur Franks, Mark of Heritage (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1976)

Audio/Visual

Online Primary Sources

"Westward Expansion: Encounters at a Cultural Crossroads," Library of Congress
"National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1880: Traveling on the Overland Trails, 1843-1860," Library of Congress
"Exploration and Westward Expansion," National Archives
Boomer Encampment, Arkansas City, Kansas, Waiting For the Strip To Open, March 1, 1893; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives via DocsTeach
Anadarko Townsite, Okla. Terr., August 8, 1901, National Archivess via DocsTeach
Conditions of the Indian Tribes, January 26, 1867; Government Publications, 1861 - 1992, National Archives via DocsTeach
"The Dawes Act," February 8, 1887, Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789 - 2011; National Archives via DocsTeach
Leaving for Perry, Oklahoma Territory, First train [and wagons] leaving the line north of Orlando For Perry 9/16/1893; National Archives via DocsTeach
Hell's Half-Acre in Perry, Oklahoma Territory, 1893 Opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma Territory, 1893; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives via DocsTeach
Holding Down a Lot in Guthrie, ca. 1889, Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Record Group 48, National Archives via DocsTeach
"The Homestead Act," May 20, 1862, Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789 - 2011; General Records of the United States Government, Record Group 11; National Archives via DocsTeach
"Indian Territory That Garden of the World, Open for Homestead and Pre-Emption" ca. 1880; Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands, Record Group 393; National Archives via DocsTeach
Land Booths in Orlando, Oklahoma, Sept. 15, 1893, Opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma Territory; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives, DocsTeach
In Line at the Land Office, Perry, Sept. 23, 1893. 9 o'clock A.M. waiting to file; Opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma Territory; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives via DocsTeach
W.H. McCoy's Claim, Perry, Oklahoma Territory, October 1, 1893, Opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma Territory; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives via DocsTeach

Additional Resources

"What is Westward Expansion?," National Geographic
"Westward Expansion," Smithsonian American Art Museum
"From Colonialism to Tourism: Maps in American Culture," Digital Public Library of America




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