Century-Old Oklahoma Tribal Map Is Flash Point in Digital Debate

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Oklahoma, 1870-1890.

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Pioneer George Rainey bounced into Oklahoma aboard a Santa Fe train in 1889 seeking his fortune. He landed a job as a county clerk and published a map of the state, including the vast tracts that once belonged to the Comanche, Cherokee and other tribes.

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