Tribes - A term used for
the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Indians in Oklahoma
because of their advance along the "white man's road."
This group was formed some years after
the five tribes were given territory west of the Mississippi River.
At that time the combined population was 84, 507 and the total acreage
assigned them was 19,475,614 acres, or about 230 acres for each man, woman
and child. Their territory was as large as the state of South Carolina.
As most were slaveholding tribes they were
forced to free their slaves after the Civil War. In 1907, when Oklahoma
was admitted to the Union, the tribes lost their independence and the Indians
became citizens of the state.
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