Creek Nation Council Oak, 1750 South Cheyenne, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK
1750 South Cheyenne, Tulsa, OK
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Documentation compiled after 2000.
Survey number HALS ok-1
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N11).
Significance: Council Oak is the birthplace of Tulsa. The Creek Nation Council Oak is an important landmark of the region. The events that have taken place under this Post Oak tree have shaped Northeastern Oklahoma history. Established as a Council Oak for a segment of the Creek Nation in the area, its importance continued with the oil barons in the 1920s and today to the citizens of Tulsa...According to one legend, a leader of a Creek clan traveled up the Arkansas River seeking a place to establish a home for his people, the exact year is still unknown. It was at this post oak over looking the river that he placed the council fires from his clan...
Indians Of North America
Historic American Landscape Survey (Library of Congress)
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