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1 Bellwork Set up the front page of your notes: SeminoleChickasawChoctawCreekCherokeeFreedmanGov. Schools Steps to Rebuild Cattle DrivesRailroadsOil Ways to improve Economy Each box half the page

2 Back page of notes ProblemsSolutionsFuture Law and Order OutlawsHanging Judge

3 Section 1: The Five Nations Start Over ESSENTIAL QUESTION: – What steps did the Five Nations take to rebuild after the Civil War?

4 Seminole Some were loyal to the Union: John Chupco, Town Chief Billy Bowlegs, Opothleyahola Some were loyal to the South: John Jumper Tribe elected Jumper as chief after the Civil War Ramsey Mission School was started; school for girls opened in 1880 near Sasakwa

5 Chickasaw Began to quickly rebuild schools and providing care of orphans (Chickasaw Orphan School) Boarding schools reopened in 1876 Teacher pay $3/month/student Classes were taught in English Other subjects were reading, spelling, arithmetic, grammar, geography, and history “We must educate, or we must perish.”

6 Choctaw Choctaw owned all land “in common” but could personally own homes, fences, barns, etc. tenant farmers – –worked the farm but did not own the land, they shared profits with the owners(mostly white) Technology: –Choctaw expected railroads and mining to change the way of life in their region

7 Creek Upper and Lower Creeks were further divided by the war Sands Rebellion of 1871: Upper Creek Harjo and 300 men took over capital at Okmulgee Lighthorsemen –put down the group 1896: –70 neighborhood schools open, 6 boarding schools, orphanage

8 Cherokee William Ross became chief after death of his uncle John Ross (1866) Tribe was under pressure to open lands to settlement Three classes of people: full bloods with small farms; mixed bloods had more money; whites with permits to work in the Nation Excellent school system with seminaries, orphanages, 100 primary schools, and a high school for blacks – averaged 4000 students Tahlequah (capital) was center of culture and education Cattlemen leased land for grazing


10 Freedmen Freedmen – treated as equals by Creek and Seminole but view was mixed among Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Segregation –divided blacks from others in schools and sometimes entire towns Several all-black towns such as North Fork Town, Canadian Colored, and Arkansas Colored

11 Government Schools Government schools started to help Indians assimilate Riverside Indian School –started in 1871 with 8 students; renamed Wichita-Caddo School in 1872 with 40 students – still in operation Quakers, Methodists, Baptists, Catholics were among the denominations who worked hard to convert Indians to their faith Click here to return to Main Menu.

12 Section 2: Rebuilding the Economy ESSENTIAL QUESTION: – What factors helped to improve the economy of the Territory?

13 Cattle Drives To get cattle to market, Texans drove cattle through Indian Territory to railheads in Kansas City and St. Louis Cattle in Texas might sell for $2 in Texas, but $40 elsewhere Open grasslands of Indian Territory were used to feed cattle along the way Rights-of-way and leases worked out with tribes

14 Crossing the Territory Drover: –cattle trail driver Herds of 2,500-3,000 cattle could move 10-15 miles/day, lasted 1-3 months Needed 6-10 cowboys, about 6-8 horses/cowboy, chuck wagon (food) and cook Chuck wagon had coffee, dried beans, meat, flour, cornmeal, salt, water and some repair tools

15 The Transcontinental Railroad May 10, 1869: Promontory Summit, Utah, rail from east met rail from the west to complete transcontinental railroad (San Francisco to New York) Work on the project had dangers from Indians, disease, and hazardous working conditions Chinese immigrants worked on the west line, Mormon and Irish workers on the east

16 Coal Mining Coal used as fuel for blacksmiths and trains, also heating homes and businesses Osage Coal and Mining Company was largest – owned by Katy railroad Wages were often above average, but a strike in 1884 protested wage cuts

17 Oil Springs seeps: oil springs – thought to have healing powers for arthritis, rheumatism, etc. Chickasaw Oil Company: first oil company in 1872 Oil not important commercially until invention of the automobile Click here to return to Main Menu.

18 Section 3: Law and Disorder ESSENTIAL QUESTION: – What steps were taken to bring law and order to the Territory?

19 Problem 1: No payment Tribes leased land to cattlemen for money 1885: –cattle ordered out because of confusion over lease, fights among cattlemen, unlawful cattlemen grazing without paying, cut fences, etc. Cherokee Strip Livestock Association (1883) –paid the Cherokee for grazing rights ($100,000/year), fenced their area of the Cherokee Outlet, and policed it

20 Problem 2: Outlaws Whites were not bound by Indian law, and U.S. law was not valid in the Territory – made the area attractive to criminals and fugitives Robbers, whisky peddlers, cattle rustlers, horse thieves hid in rugged lands of Indian Territory Sam and Belle Starr owned Younger Bend – a haven for outlaws like Jesse James and Cole Younger

21 Solutions Lighthorse Police from the Five Tribes enforced tribal lawsLighthorse Police –Punishments could be lashes to the back or death –Liquor was the source of many problems and was outlawed

22 The “Hanging Judge” Isaac Parker To bring law and order, Parker hired Indian interpreters, organized “army” of deputy marshals, and held court 6 days/week for up to 10 hours/day No funds for a prison meant poor conditions for prisoners with all ages and types crammed together in unhealthy conditions Parker known as “hanging judge”; tried over 12,000 cases with over 9,000 convictions – 79 men hanged

23 The Calm Before the Storm Railroads, mining, and cattle brought more whites to Indian Territory “Crowding” in neighboring states and territories make the “undeveloped” lands of Indian Territory attractive to new settlers Pressure increased to open the Indian lands to settlement Click here to return to Main Menu.

24 Bellwork Open books to page 764 Answer/Write down the following question in your bellwork: 4/10/2012 Why do you think that the generation of people born between 1925 and 1942 have been called the silent generation?

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