Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma’

On April 14, 1935, the “Black Sunday Storm”, the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl — an ecological and human disaster caused by misuse of land and years of sustained drought — occurred. Immense dust storms—such as the “Black Sunday Storm” —often reduced visibility to a few feet, as can be seen on the photograph below, courtesy of Dorothea Lange Collection 1919-1965.

Dust Bowl fringes (general rural Okla. scenes)

Another photograph from the same digital collection shows the tenant farmers displaced by the Dust Bowl in Texas.

Displaced Tenant Farmers, Goodlet, Hardeman Co., Texas


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On November 16, 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory became Oklahoma state and were admitted as the 46th U.S. state.

Cultural heritage institutions of Oklahoma state (libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, etc.) contributed 17 digital collections to the Opening History aggregation:
100 Years of Oklahoma Governors collection,
Ada Lois Sipuel v. Board of Regents University of Oklahoma, 1948- collection,
Chronicles of Oklahoma collection,
Doris Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History,
Federal Publications about Oklahoma collection,
From Warrior to Saint: The Journey of David Pendleton Oakerhater collection,
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties collection,
Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection,
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project collection,
Native American Manuscript Collections,
Oklahoma Authors collection,
Oklahoma Crossroads collection,
Oklahoma Image collection,
Oklahoma Resources collection,
Oklahoma State Government Publications collection,
Tulsa Race Riot Documents collection, and
Western History Collections Photographic Archives collection.

The photograph below, courtesy of From Warrior to Saint: The Journey of David Pendleton Oakerhater collection, pictures four students of Carlisle Indian School in 1880 — Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Comanche — including David Pendleton Oakerhater himself (second left).

Students at Carlisle Indian School, 1880

Students at Carlisle Indian School, 1880

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