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Near Chilocco Indian School in Kay County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cherokee Strip

 
 
Cherokee Strip (Outlet) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
1. Cherokee Strip (Outlet) Marker
Inscription.

September 11, 1893
Thousands of Americans gathered in this township preparing to make the run for homesteads in the Cherokee Strip, a tract of land 58 miles wide, opening 6,500,000 acres for White settlement bought from the Cherokee Nation by the U.S. Government for $8,300,000. President Grover Cleveland and Secretary of the Interior Hoke Smith arranged to have 9 canvas booths placed within 100 ft. of the Kansas State Line where each eager American must make 7 affidavits and declarations to register.

At noon September 16, 1893 more than 100,000 people took part in this, the greatest race in the history of the world. Later, at 4 Land Offices located at Perry, Enid, Alva, and Woodward, each settler paid about $2 an acre for his claim.

This marker erected by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Oklahoma on Sept. 16, 1954.
 
Erected 1954 by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Oklahoma.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.244′ N, 97° 2.526′ W. Marker is near Chilocco Indian School, Oklahoma, in Kay County. Marker is at the
Cherokee Strip (Outlet) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
2. Cherokee Strip (Outlet) Marker
intersection of U.S. 77 and Judo Road, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 77. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newkirk OK 74647, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Cherokee Strip (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oklahoma, The Indian State (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chilocco Indian School (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Cherokee Strip (approx. 2.8 miles away in Kansas); Santa Fe Locomotive Engine No. 2542 (approx. 5.7 miles away in Kansas); Korean War Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away in Kansas); 1996 Olympic Torch Relay (approx. 5.7 miles away in Kansas); Robert Docking (approx. 5.8 miles away in Kansas). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chilocco Indian School.
 
Regarding Cherokee Strip. This marker details the opening of the Cherokee Outlet. The Cherokee Strip was in the State of Kansas to the north.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1893 Cherokee Outlet Opening. (Submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Map Showing Location of Cherokee Outlet and Cherokee Strip. (Submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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