Socialists, Tenant Farmers, Native And African Americans Against The War
August 16, 2017 8:35 AM   Subscribe

"The aftermath of the rebellion was a radical change in Oklahoma politics, which included a severe crackdown on the Socialist Party of Oklahoma (which had not been involved in the Green Corn Rebellion) and the Industrial Workers of the World. There was also a crackdown on all forms of dissent against the draft and World War I, and a large scale orientation of Oklahoma politics towards the right — a major change in a state which had once had the strongest and most active Socialist Party in the USA." - Remembering The Green Corn Rebellion 100 years later with contemporary accounts, video, Oklahoma issues, and more
posted by The Whelk (4 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Maaaan. I grew up in Oklahoma in the '90s, and while I think I got a decent education (REAL sex ed, not abstinence-only; we learned about the Trail of Tears, etc) I keep hearing about fucked up things in Oklahoma that I'd never heard of before. Another one is the Osage murders. Thanks for this.
posted by Brittanie at 9:14 AM on August 16, 2017 [3 favorites]

Yeah between this and the Tulsa riots, I feel like maybe there is more to Oklahoma history than the land run. THANKS FOR THE FINE EDUCATION, OKLAHOMA.
posted by nushustu at 10:40 AM on August 16, 2017 [2 favorites]

World War I gets deeper and stranger the more I look into it.
posted by doctornemo at 7:25 PM on August 16, 2017

In 1909 a faction of Muskogee Creek and Black Freedmen of the Creek Nation led by Chitto Harjo rejected the allotment of tribal lands that came with the opening of Oklahoma territory to settlement, leading to the Crazy Snake Rebellion.

"In March 1909 during the annual meeting of the Creek traditionalists there was an allegation that one of them or their African American allies had stolen some meat from a local white farmer. A sheriffs deputy was sent to arrest someone, but the African Americans drove him away both because as auxiliaries to the Creek nation they did not recognize the local county to have authority there and because they had good reason to believe neither an African American nor a native American had chance of a fair trial, and either had a high likelihood of being lynched. "
posted by zaelic at 3:32 AM on August 17, 2017 [5 favorites]

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