OK Culture


  • During the1889 Land Run, some settlers sneaked into Oklahoma, before the starting signal was given. Because they went too soon Oklahomans were called," Sooners"
  • Annual Native American celebrations including the Cherokee Nation's Homecoming in Tahlequah and the Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City.
  • The World Championship Hog Calling Contest takes place in Weatherford each February.
  • Oklahoma's flag shows an Osage battle shield with two symbols of peace: an olive branch and a peace pipe.
  • The Okmulgee Pecan Festival is held every June. In 1989, organizers baked the world's largest pecan pie, measuring over 40 inches in diameter and weighing more than 35,000 pounds.

Racial Distribution
white
78.5%
black
7.7%
Asian
1.5%
Native/Nat. AK
8.1%
Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.09%
2 or more races
4.0%


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