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Haskell in Muskogee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

La Harpe's Council

 
 
La Harpe's Council Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
1. La Harpe's Council Marker
Inscription.
First peace council and alliance in Oklahoma between a European nation and Indian tribes held here at a Tawakoni village by Comdt Bernard De La Harpe on his first visit to the Arkansas River. He erected a post here carved with the coat-of-arms of the French king, on Sept. 10, 1719. This date marks the beginning of French place names and trade activities in Oklahoma.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 48.247′ N, 95° 40.353′ W. Marker is in Haskell, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on U.S. 64 0.7 miles south of Skelly Road (County Route E0830), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haskell OK 74436, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery C, 160th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Infantry Division Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Koweta Mission (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansPeace
 
La Harpe's Council Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, October 5, 2014
2. La Harpe's Council Marker
La Harpe's Council Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
3. La Harpe's Council Marker
Looking SSE along US Hwy 64
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on October 11, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   3. submitted on October 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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