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Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Since 2018, it has provided deeply reported, award-winning coverage of issues of importance to Oklahoma.  With bureaus in Norman, Lawton and Washington supervised by professional journalists with decades of experience, the media service delivers news via dozens of partner news organizations serving 3.4 million Oklahomans.

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Exiled to Indian Country

They called it the “Indian problem.” The white settlers wanted more land, and the tribes held rich acreages. Removing tribes from the Southeast was more than just an idea by the time Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828. The Indian Removal Act was among his defining pieces of legislation. Jackson argued that moving tribes west of the Mississippi River would guarantee their survival.  Instead it launched an era of genocide. Thousands died during the forced marches to land designated as Indian Territory. For members of the 39 tribes in Oklahoma, the removal stories have not been forgotten. Neither has the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887, intended to assimilate Native Americans into white society by stripping them of their cultural and social traditions. The ramifications persist today.

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Upcoming Events

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Gaylord College Spring Graduation

Friday, May 10, 2024
7 p.m.

Lloyd Noble Center
2900 S. Jenkins Ave.
Norman, OK 73019

Recurring Events

Brown Bag Lunches are held from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 2025 Gaylord Hall. Registration is requested. Email Jensen Moore,, to register or if you have questions.

Upcoming Brown Bags

Exploring Love and Resistance Through Documentary Film: Erin Kokdil

May 3, 2014