The Oklahoma Land Run was a unique aspect of American history, and an important part of the state of Oklahoma’s heritage.

Taking place from 1889 to 1895, the land runs were races for land, in which prospective landowners raced for 160-acre farms.  If they could successfully occupy these farms for five years, they would receive title.

For many years,  schoolchildren in Oklahoma have participated in land run reenactments in school.   It’s a lively way of learning history and the state’s heritage, through participation.

These reenactments though, may soon belong to the past.  At least in the Oklahoma City school district, they have been banned, thanks to the intervention of the Obama Administration and that of a local activist.    Will the rest of the state follow?

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Article by Allan Wall, published on January 8th, 2015, on VDARE.COM.


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