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Great job as always, Nathan!
I am an avid history reader and enjoy unusual trivia and details that are not readily available. I am also working on my PhD dissertation (and I am definitely more than a senior citizen), so my time is much more limited than it used to be. I have thoroughly enjoyed your site, although I have to discipline myself and use it as a treat-well-earned or I will spend hours. This one, in particular, was enjoyable and informative.
I am saddened that so many young people do not know our history. I spoke with a very bright young man, aged 16, who is quite well read and a good student. He actually did not know who Abraham Lincoln was. I kid you not.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and sharing. In case you ever doubt it, you are appreciated.
The Edmon Low Library at Oklahoma State University has a website http://okmaps.library.okstate.edu/
that is devoted to a growing collection of digital maps of Oklahoma and Indian Territory. The map of Sequoyah has been a frequently used item within the collection. Many do not know its history and it, with the proposed state of Oklahoma Territory are used many times in presentations to young and old. Visit the site and let us know what you think.
Just a quick factual note. One would look northward from Wisconsin at The state of Superior(or today the UP of Michigan). You have as Minnesota looking northward towards it. The source you cite even notes that it would be Wisconsin to the south. Just pointing out an error you probably didn’t catch in editing.
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Are there any more detailed references to the 1858 Ontonagon Convention?
Interesting article. Just one correction: the State of Sequoyah would have had 60,000 native Americans out of a population of 600,000. So, while it would have been more influenced by Indian culture and politics than the state of Oklahoma that would have presumably been born out of the western counties, it hardly would have been, as written here, a “strong Native American majority.”
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