connie asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

What group or individual (European or American) EXPLORER was influential in the development of Oklahoma?

What group or individual (European or American) EXPLORER was influential in the development of Oklahoma, give how and why. Is there a significance presence seen in today's Oklahoma, give detailed examples.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Spaniard Francisco Vásquez de Coronado traveled through the state in 1541,[43] but French explorers claimed the area in the 1700s and it remained under French rule until 1803, when all the French territory west of the Mississippi River was purchased by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase.

    Little was done by the European's in developing Oklahoma... it remained undeveloped until 1889 when the USA opened it up to settlers with the Great Land Rush under President Harrison.

    Here is a link regarding the History of Oklahoma - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma#History

  • Ralph
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    9 years ago

    Cherokees were forced to migrate into unsettled Oklahoma.

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