April 22, 1889: The farmers stampeded towards the territory, racing each other to stake land claims. They wished to escape the economic depression of the east and flourish with the expansive western land
We will start a new life in a land of opportunity!
Upon arriving, the settlers found the Sooners had already laid claims to the lands, and over 6000 land claims were filed in the next 9 weeks
We're one of the first here, and this land is already being used
Haha, I got here illegally
1898: The Curtis Act dissolved all Indian Territory and governments to make room for the masses of settlers
Your people have brushed mine aside, taken our territory and disregarded our government
Yep, we just wanted your pretty land, cause ours ain't that pretty