American Indians of Oklahoma

The American Indians of Oklahoma

The American Indians of Oklahoma tells the story of the sixty-seven tribes that were removed or relocated to the area once known as Indian Territory, now Oklahoma.  Their stories, revealed through tribal records, historical documents, and federal legislation tells of heartache, challenges, and long-suffering. Tribes include American Indians from the Northeast, including the Delaware, Shawnee, the Sac and Fox; the Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho from the Great Plains; the Prairie tribes Kaw, Ponca, and Ottawa as well as the five tribes known as “civilized,” the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole. They and many others just as important have all contributed their own unique history and culture to the story told here in The American Indians of Oklahoma and the unique records accessible to learn more.

Published by NGS, The American Indians of Oklahoma is one volume in the Research in the States series edited by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS. It is available for purchase in the NGS online store in both PDF and print versions.


Kathy Huber, MLS, is a specialist in records of Oklahoma and the Five Civilized Tribes. As the Genealogy Librarian for the Tulsa City-County Library, she manages its Genealogy Center, one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma.