15 Back when Oklahoma was giving out free land to settlers thousands of people stood on the border waiting for the signal to go claim land. But some people went into Oklahoma early before they should have. These people were called sooner's.
16 The Sooners where so infamous and popular that a university took the name ‘Sooners’ for the name of their team.
17 If you got caught in the land before they allowed people in, you would be shot, killed, or tortured.
18 Bibliography“The State of Oklahoma” –An introduction to the Sooner state (published originally on a website) <URL: htm>
19 BibliographyOklahoma by Linda Saylor –Marchant Saylor-Marchant,Linda. Oklahoma…Canada: Scholastic inc..2003, 80 print.