November 16: Oklahoma
On this date in 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union.
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A map of the southeastern United States showing the lands of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek or Muscogee, and Seminole), indicating the dates of removal to Indian Territory (eventually becoming Oklahoma) under the Indian Removal Act of 1830. From the Maps ETC website.
A map from 1903 of the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory prior to statehood (November 16, 1907), showing the boundary between the territories, the territorial capitals of Tahlequah (Indian Territory) and Guthrie (Oklahoma Territory), counties and tribe lands, principal cities and towns, railroads, mountains, and rivers. Map from the Maps ETC website.