Talk:Okemah, Oklahoma

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Photo?[edit]

I love visiting Okemah and appreciate its rich Native American, African-American, and European-American history, so I am wondering if the town deserves to suffer from having its article illustrated by a lynching scene? Lynching is a horrible aspect of Oklahoma's history and I don't believe in glossing over the past, but on the other hand, Okemah certainly has much more to it than racist actions from the early 20th century. Would any other photos suffice? What do other people think? Uyvsdi (talk) 02:57, 6 January 2009 (UTC)Uyvsdi

The image is gone now, and I think that is best. It was fairly gruesome as the only image in the article at the time. I'm sure eventually there will be other, better photos to help illustrate the town. Narthring (talkcontribs) 04:09, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Chief Okemah[edit]

An article in the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture supports the claim that the town was named for Chief Okemah, but says the chief was Creek. The Wikipedia says he was a Kickapoo, but with no reference citation to support the claim. Since the town is actually inside the border of the former Creek Nation, while the Kickapoo reservation was farther west, it would be useful to clear up the chief's identification. Was he Creek or Kickapoo? Perhaps some Wikipedia editor familiar with Okemah's history could do this. Bruin2 (talk) 16:08, 16 February 2013 (UTC)