Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation

Part One The History of the Oklahoma Constitution, The History and the Development of the Oklahoma Constitution

From: The Oklahoma State Constitution

Danny M. Adkison, Lisa McNair Palmer

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 January 2022

The first constitution written in the area now called “Oklahoma” was written by Native Americans. The word “Oklahoma” is a Choctaw word meaning “home of the red people.” A brief historical account of the creation of the state shows how it came to be called Oklahoma, and helps provide the framework for a better understanding of Oklahoma’s Constitution. This historical overview will describe the creation of Indian Territory, Oklahoma Territory, and the writing of the state’s constitution. Present-day Oklahoma was originally a part of the Louisiana Purchase, acquired...
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.