This space will be a place to keep track of current stories pertinent to Indian Country, especially ones related to the tribes, bands, nations, and tribal towns in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory. As of 2019, 39 Federally recognized tribes have their tribal headquarters within the borders of contemporary Oklahoma. Indian Territory served as more or less of a Federal prison where tribes could be relocated to clear out space for colonial American settlers in the 19th century. Prior to the arrival of tribes from the Southeast, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, Northern and Central Great Plains, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest, tribes such as the Caddo, Wichita, Apache, Osage, Quapaw, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Pawnee, and Comanche called the area home, hunting ground, or both.