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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.6.6 Examine the migrations of major cultural and ethnic groups, including Asians, African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos to the state of Oklahoma and their impact on the social and economic transformation of the modern state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Traveling Trunks
African Americans in Oklahoma
American Indian Nations of Oklahoma in the Modern Era
Latino History in Oklahoma

A Fluid Frontier: Minority and Ethnic Groups and Opportunity in Oklahoma
American Indians in Oklahoma
Latino History in Oklahoma

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Donald N. Brown, "Immigration"
Donald E. Green, "Settlement Patterns"
Dianna Everett, "Asians"
Clinton Machann, "Czechs"
Larry O'Dell, "English, Scottish, and Welsh"
Anne Million, "French"
Richard C. Rohrs, "Germans"
Dianna Everett, "Germans from Russia"
Michael M. Smith, "Hispanics"
Dianna Everett, "Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church"
Donald N. Brown, "Immigration"
Larry O'Dell, "Irish"
David G. Loconto, "Italians"
Amy Hill Shevitz, "Jews"
Marvin E. Kroeker, "Mennoville"
Michael M. Smith, "Mexicans"
Linda D. Wilson, "Newspapers, Ethnic"
Larry O'Dell, "Poles"
Mara Sukholutskaya, "Ukranians"
Donald Fixico, "American Indians"
Dianna Everett, "Apache Tribe of Oklahoma"
Howard Meredith, "Caddo (Kadohadacho)"
Rennard Strickland, "Cherokee (tribe)"
John H. Moore, "Cheyenne, Southern"
James P. Pate, "Chickasaw"
Clara Sue Kidwell, "Choctaw (tribe)"
Lisa A. Kraft, "Citizen Potawatomi"
Thomas W. Kavanagh, "Comanche (tribe)"
Theodore Isham and Blue Clark, "Creek (Mvskoke)"
Jon D. May, "Iowa"
William E. Unrau, "Kaw (Kansa)"
Annette Kuhlman, "Kickapoo"
Benjamin R. Kracht, "Kiowa (tribe)"
Pamela Koenig, "Miami (tribe)"
Burl E. Self, "Modoc"
Louis F. Burns, "Osage (tribe)"
Jon D. May, "Otoe-Missouria"
John R. Lovett, "Ottawa"
Douglas R. Parks, "Pawnee (tribe)"
Glen Roberson, "Peoria (tribe)"
Mark van de Logt, "Ponca"
Timothy James McCollum, "Quapaw (tribe)"
Timothy James McCollum, "Sac and Fox"
Andrew K. Frank, "Seminole (tribe)"
Jon D. May, "Seneca-Cayuga"
Pamela A. Smith, "Shawnee, Absentee"
Pamela A. Smith, "Shawnee, Eastern"
Pamela A. Smith, "Shawnee Tribe (Loyal Shawnee)"
Jon D. May, "Tonkawa (tribe)"
Rick Stansfield, "Wyandotte (tribe)"
Carolyn Garrett Pool, "Wichita"
Jethro Gaede, "Termination and Relocation Programs"

Research Center Resources

Bernard, Richard M. The Poles in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Bicha, Karel D. The Czechs in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Blessing, Patrick J. The British and Irish in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Brown, Kenny L. The Italians in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Franklin, Jimmie Lewis, The Blacks in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Rohrs, Richard C. The Germans in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Hale, Douglas. The Germans from Russia in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Strickland, Rennard A. The Indians in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981)
Tobias, Henry J. The Jews in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
Smith, Michael M. Mexicans in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)


Online Primary Sources

"Oklahoma Quick Facts." US Census Bureau
Asia Society of Oklahoma
Gold Dome Multicultural Society
Indian Country Today
National Native News
Chickasaw TV
Cherokee Phoenix
Voices of Oklahoma

Additional Resources

"History," Urban League
Rochelle Stephney-Roberson, Impact: Blacks in Oklahoma History (Oklahoma City, Okla: Forty-Sixth Star Press, 2011)
Greg Horton, "Inside OKC’s Asian District," 405 Magazine, August 28, 2018.
Kristi Eaton, "Zomi USA: How a City in Oklahoma Became Home for an Ethnic Group from Southeast Asia," NBC News, December 6, 2016
Sue Halpern and Bill McKibben. "Oklahoma City is Becoming a Hotspot for Vietnamese Food," Smithsonian Magazine, March 2016
"Asian Americans," Encyclopedia of the Great Plains
Jacob McCleland,"How Vietnamese Refugees Spent 40 Years Rejuvenating An Oklahoma City Neighborhood," KGOU, December 30, 2015
Greg Horton, "Vietnamese Refugees Have Made a Home in Oklahoma City," Oklahoma Gazette
Katherine Borgerding, "Hispanic Population Surge Statewide," Oklahoma Watch, November 29, 2012
Ben Felder, "La Vida Local," 405 Magazine, November 24, 2015
Chan Aaron,"What this Panhandle County Tells Us About the Future of Oklahoma," Oklahoma Policy Institute, July 6, 2015

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