How Many Native Americans Still Live In Oklahoma and Which Tribes Did They Descend From?

Oklahoma is home to about 272,000 Native Americans, who make up almost 8 percent of the population.

Many are descended from the 67 tribes that lived there when the state was Indian Territory.

These tribes included the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole, Osage, Cheyenne, Sac and Fox, Delaware, Apache, and Pawnee.

The southwestern states is marked by its Hispanic history and vibrant culture, as well as its deserts, mountains, and plains.

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