Oklahoma Land Rush
A NEW BEGINNING
The Oklahoma Land Rush
How The Land Became Indian Territory
The land was originally inhabited by a variety of tribes such as, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Apache. These tribes where forced into the West by the government, which they called the Indian Removal Act. They took the journey we know as, the Trail of Tears, and headed West of the Mississippi River to find land. They were forced to leave their home and take a journey, of about 2,200 miles to the West. This long journey had devastating effects on the tribes. However, they did their best with what they had, and decided to call the land in the West Indian Territory. However, this land was still technically owned by the government. They started to crop, hunt, and develop the land into their own.
The Land Attracting Settlers
Horses were the main transportation that was chosen during the Oklahoma Land Rush. The horse would carry water and a little bit of food, light weight tools, and many other things that may be useful to the rider on the journey.
This is an average class house that was built on Oklahoma Territory. This is how many houses where first built, and then were improved over the months.
This is an image of a Village that was built on Oklahoma Territory and was built by attenders of the Oklahoma Land Rush.