Flag of Oklahoma

State: Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Flag Description:
The flag of Oklahoma consists of a blue base with an emblem in the center and Oklahoma written across the bottom the flag. The emblem consists of an Osage warrior's shield, which is made of buffalo skin. The shield is decorated with seven eagle feathers and six crosses.

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Oklahoma Flag Meaning:
The blue base is styled upon on a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the American Civil War, it represents faithfulness and allegiance. The feathers and crosses on the emblem represent stars, which in turn represent high ideals. The shield symbolizes Native American history of Oklahoma and protection. Overlapping the warrior's shield are Native American calumets, or peace pipes, and its European equivalent an olive branch. These are symbols of peace.

Oklahoma Flag History:
The flag was originally adopted by the state legislature in 1925. The current flag is the 14th version to be used by Oklahoma and dates from Nov. 1, 1988. Oklahoma is the 46th state of the union, gaining statehood on Nov. 16, 1907.

Interesting Oklahoma Facts:
Oklahoma's state nickname is the Sooner State.

The flag was designed by Mrs Louise Funk Fluke during a flag competition and the design represents more than 60 groups of Native Americans in Oklahoma.

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