Photo Galleries (5)
History.com's state gallery for Oklahoma. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Native American Tribes and Cultures
Native American Tribes and Cultures(13 Photos)
Native American cultures in the United States include socially and geographically diverse groups.
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl(13 Photos)
In the 1930s, agricultural damage coupled with drought and windstorms, resulted in severe storms and destruction in the region that became known as the Dust Bowl.
Native American Warriors and Battles
Native American Warriors and Battles(13 Photos)
Discover the history of conflict between colonial and American governments and the Native American population of the United States.
Native Americans: Legislation
Native Americans: Legislation(12 Photos)
For more than 300 years, Native Americans have fought, often through legal efforts, to preserve and maintain their cultures, land and way of life.
Tour Oklahoma's Marland Estate
Tour Oklahoma's Marland EstateVideo Clip (3:53)
Video Clip (3:53)
Steel and oil tycoon, E.W Marland spent over five millions dollars building and decorating a house that he only lived in for thirty days in Ponca, Oklahoma. Marland was forced out of his own company, and never lived in the main house again.
Dust Storms Strike America
Dust Storms Strike AmericaVideo Clip (2:48)
Video Clip (2:48)
Families were driven out of the once fertile Great Plains by massive dust clouds--one that rose to 10,000 feet and reached as far as New York City.
Black BlizzardVideo Clip (2:56)
Video Clip (2:56)
On May 9th, 1934 a giant storm rose up out of the great plains. A menacing wall of soil and dust headed east across the land, thick enough to block out the sun.
Charles ScheffelVideo Clip (2:44)
Video Clip (2:44)
Born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma, Captain Jack Scheffel enlisted in the army in order to continue his family's strong tradition of military service. He soon learned that, in war, every decision you make can literally mean the difference between life and death.
The New Deal
The New DealVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
President Franklin Roosevelt creates a series of programs designed to help America cope with, and recover from the Great Depression.
Andrew Jackson's Controversial Decisions
Andrew Jackson's Controversial DecisionsVideo Clip (3:31)
Video Clip (3:31)
Find out how Andrew Jackson's controversial Indian Removal Act paved the way for The Trail of Tears.
Speeches & Audio (2)
Timothy McVeigh Convicted
Timothy McVeigh ConvictedAudio Clip (0:38)
Audio Clip (0:38)
On June 13, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for his role in bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Following the announcement of the verdict, comments are made on its effect on the victims' families.
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust Bowl
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust BowlAudio Clip (2:46)
Audio Clip (2:46)
On September 6, 1936, in one of his famous fireside chat radio broadcasts, President Franklin Roosevelt describes the conditions he observed firsthand on a tour of the many states devastated by drought.
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