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奥克拉荷马源自两个巧克陶族(Choctaw)印第安字,一为代表「人」的okla,另一个则是代表「红」的humma1889年时,国会开放了2百万畂地让白人移民定居(本来这块土地只开放给那些被迫离开既有家乡的美国原住民居住),但少部分土地早就已经有人捷足先登了。这些被称为「捷足者」(Sooner)的移民,早在这片土地正式开放殖民前,就已经宣示土地的所有权。奥克拉荷马于1907年添加联邦,成为美国的第46州。它有一容易记得名字的首府:奥克拉荷马市(Oklahoma City)它的州花是在冬季节日时,人们喜爱站在下方亲吻的槲寄生。


The name Oklahoma comes from two Choctaw Indian words, okla, which means "people," and humma, which means "red." In 1889, Congress opened up 2 million acres for white settlement (it was previously open only to Native Americans who were forced to leave their homelands), and the first of a number of land runs began. Some of the state's settlers were called "Sooners" because they had already staked their land claims before the land was officially opened for settlement. Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state in 1907. Oklahoma's capital is an easy one to remember--Oklahoma City. The state flower is the mistletoe, a favorite for kissing under during the winter holidays.


A farmer and his sons walk in a dust storm in Oklahoma in 1936.
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