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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.3.5 Explain how American Indian nations lost control over tribal identity and citizenship through congressional action, including the Indian Reorganization Act.

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Donald Fixico, "American Indians"
Clyde Ellis, "American Indians and Christianity"
Clyde Ellis, "American Indians and Education"
Clara Sue Kidwell, "Allotment"
M. Kaye Tatro, "Curtis Act (1898)"
Marci Barnes Gracey, "American Indian Federation"
Brian F. Rader, "Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act"
Douglas R. Parks, "Pawnee (tribe)"
Benjamin R. Kracht, "Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Opening"

Research Center Resources

"Appraiser's Instructions & Regulations Concerning Education in the Indian Territory," The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Arrell Morgan Gibson, Between Two Worlds: The Survival of Twentieth Century Indians, (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1986)
Donald Edward Green, Rural Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1989)

Additional Resources

"The Indian Reorganization Act 75 years later: renewing our commitment to restore tribal homelands and promote self-determination: hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, June 23, 2011," United States Congress, Senate, Committee on Indian Affairs (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1993)
"Oral History Interview with William Isburg, Part 1," Digital Library of South Dakota
"Oral History Interview with William Isburg, Part 2," Digital Library of South Dakota
Richmond L. Clow, "The Indian Reorganization Act and the Loss of Tribal Sovereignty: Constitutions on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations," Great Plains Quarterly 7, no.2 (Spring 1987): 125-134.
"'It Didn't Pan Out as We Thought It Was Going To' Amos Owen on the Indian Reorganization Act," History Matters




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