Oklahoma Land Run: A Story of Relocation

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What was the true cost of the new state of America? A social studies instructional activity uses maps and other historical data to explore what happened to the Native American tribes during the forging of the state of Oklahoma. Learners complete written assignments, analyze maps, and play games to better understand what happened to the tribes, such as the loss of their native lands.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Share more information on the relocation of other Native American tribes 
  • Use the maps to compare how the Native American tribes in Oklahoma were treated compared to other tribes across the US during the same time period
Classroom Considerations

  • The theme of forced relocation and civil rights may be sensitive for some individuals 

  • Contains primary sources for deeper scholarly analysis
  • Activities use data to help young historians draw conclusions about the fate of Native American tribes 

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