Tulsa was founded by the Creek tribe from Alabama, who were relocated here in 1836. Little of the city's early days remains. You can visit Lyon's Indian Store, which originated as a trading post selling rugs, jewellery, beads and other native crafts, which now sells their wares next door to Tulsa Treasures. The store used to be the entrance to the city's old baseball stadium and remains a colorful Art Deco landmark. Their address is 401 East 11th (ZIP 74120) and you can call them on 918/582-6372.
Another historica landmark is the Creek Council Oak, under whose branches the tribal leaders often met for ceremonies.
"Urban Tulsa" - Your Best Guide to What's Going On
When you arrive in Tulsa, be sure to pick up a copy of the free "Urban Tulsa Weekly" newspaper. This will be your best source for what is going on around town. New editions come out every Thursday. It is readily available at many restuarants and hotels. It has a very complete listing of concerts, shows, clubs, sporting events, movies, and any other entertainment happening, along with a good restaurant guide. Locally owned and published, UTW is more than just a typical hotel entertainment guide. The writing is pretty good (for the most part) and you're likely to get to read about some interesting local personality, cause or controversy.
I have read many comments in which people say that you have to dress in cowboy clothes to fit in in Tulsa, This is really not true, the only place you are going to find people walking around in Cowboy Hats and boots is going to be on the outskirts of town or maybe at the State fair or something. Generally people dress like normal civil humans just like someone from anywhere else would.
Tulsa is in Oklahoma (contrary...
Tulsa is in Oklahoma (contrary to Routeman's tips). Oklahoma has the highest per capita density of native americans in the USA. Tulsa sits at the crossroads of the Cherokee, Osage and Creek nations. A sense of geography of the nations is still intact ... driving down the road you'll see a typical blue highway info sign 'Now Entering (or leaving) Cherokee (Creek, or whatever) Nation'.
Many of the nations issue their own automobile license plates. It makes plate spotting (license plates in this state are referred to as 'tags') more interesting and varied. Some of the better known tribal plates I've seen are: Osage Nation, Cherokee Nation, Creek Nation (figures), Seminole, Choctaw, Pawnee, Kiowa, Sac-Fox, and many other more minor tribes.
KANSAS. State flag & facts....
KANSAS. State flag & facts. STATE NICKNAME: The Sunflower State, STATE CAPITOL: Topeka, STATE SONG: 'Home on the ranch', STATE ADMITTED: 1861, 34th State.
Memorial Hall, located in...
Memorial Hall, located in Downtown JOPLIN ( population ca. 42.000 ), is host to a variety of concerts, shows and performances throughout the year.
JOPLIN Convention & Visitors...
JOPLIN Convention & Visitors Bureau and George A. Spiva Center for the Arts located at 222 W. 3rd St.