Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Black Beaver (Se-Ket-Tu-Ma-Qua)
Charted the California Road
Mr. & Mrs Logan Billingsley
Sculptors: Keating Donahoe
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 4.372′ N, 98° 13.712′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is on East Central Boulevard (U.S. 62) 0.3 miles east of Southeast 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); Sequoyah (a few steps from this marker); Allen Wright (Kuliahote) (a few steps from this marker); Chief Joseph (a few steps from this marker); Osceola (Asi Yahola) Jim Thorp (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiawatha (within shouting distance of this marker); Will Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
Also see . . . Black Beaver (Se-Ket-Tu-Ma-Qua).
At the beginning of the American Civil War, he guided hundreds of Union troops and their long wagon train from Fort Arbuckle in Indian Territory to Kansas, to escape much larger Confederate forces. They had to travel more than 500 miles through Indian Territory to reach safety. None of the party or their animals or wagons was lost. Confederates destroyed Black Beaver's ranch, but after the war, he eventually resettled in Indian Territory. He became a wealthy rancher in present-day Anadarko, Oklahoma. His former ranch site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. 5. submitted on September 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.