Oklahoma’s past unfolds from the prehistoric residency of Clovis man and Folsom man and the Spanish and French explorations in the early historic period through the removal of many tribes to Indian Territory, the Civil War period, and the progress of the Territory toward statehood. In this book for young readers, Gibson writes with refreshing candor. Betrayal of the Indians, racism, and political corruption are honestly told. At the same time, the achievements of the state and its people are related with pride as the story advances through the early years of statehood and the hardships of opening pioneer farms, building new towns, and coping with drought, the Great Depression, two world wars, and the early oil boom.
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Arrell Morgan Gibson (1921–1987) was the George Lynn Cross Research Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. He was the author of many books on western history, including The Chickasaws, The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain, and Oklahoma: A History of Five Centuries, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.About the Author:
Arrell Morgan Gibson (1921-1987) was the George Lynn Cross Research Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. Among the numerous books he authored or edited are The Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border and The Chickasaws.
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