The state flag,
adopted in 1925, displays an Osage warrior's shield decorated with
eagle feathers. Crossing the shield are two symbols of peace—an
olive branch and a peace pipe. On the state seal, adopted in 1907,
an Indian and a white frontiersman shake hands before the figure
of Justice to show the cooperation of the people of Oklahoma. The
large star displays symbols of the Five Civilized Tribes, which
moved to the region in the 1800's.
Oklahoma is a major fuel and food producing state in the
southwestern part of the United States. Thousands of oil and
natural gas wells dot the Oklahoma landscape. Oil pumps operate
even on the front lawn of the state Capitol. Millions of
white-faced beef cattle graze on Oklahoma's flat plains and low
hills. Fertile fields produce vast crops of wheat.