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Oklahoma

Oklahoma ("Beautiful Land") is the name given to a territory situated within the Indian Reservations, but returned to the United States by its Indian occupants in 1866. It lies between Texas, Kansas, and Arkansas, and was opened to settlers April, 1889. Guthrie. Oklahoma, and Kingfisher are the chief townships. A bill for its admission as a State was before Congress December, 1893.