Hail Oklahoma!

Here we are at the next stop on the DC40 Prayer siege. Today I'm prepping up to send light and love to the great state of Oklahoma. Many have asked what can I do to help defend my state from this attack. Well, if you'd like to get involved there are several ways to begin. You can participate in this wonderful blog support project that we've created called "What Makes Your State Great". We have created this group on Facebook and spend each day sending trivia thoughts, songs, posts, personal messages and comments on each of the states as they are listed in the prayer guide on DC40.net. We have many bloggers taking the time to create a new blog post everyday in support of our states/district. To join, this effort simply pick a state and blog about it, or join for the entire ride and post your blog URL in the group after adding the state of day blog entry.

For those that might like to take a more spiritual position in this battle, look towards Hail Columbia. Here we have a list of the state coordinators and each has a matching Facebook Page and can help you direct your spiritual energy to assist in the fight. Now... on to Oklahoma!

I find most of my state facts on 50states.com.

Vinita is the oldest incorporated town on Oklahoma Route 66 being established in 1871. Vinita was the first town in Oklahoma to enjoy electricity. Originally named Downingville. The towns name was later changed to Vinita, in honor of Vinnie Ream, the sculptress who created the life-size statue of Lincoln at the United States Capitol.

Anadarko is home to the only authentic Indian City in the United States. It is located in the beautiful Washita river valley in southwest Oklahoma. Born in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near what later would become Oologah, Oklahoma, Will Rogers was first an Indian, a cowboy then a national figure. Will Rogers was a star of Broadway and 71 movies of the 1920s and 1930s, a popular broadcaster and wrote more than 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns.

Choctaw is the oldest chartered town in Oklahoma. Choctaw gained status as a town in 1893. Originally Indian Territory, the state of Oklahoma was opened to settlers in a "Land Rush" in 1889. On a given date, prospective settlers would be allowed into the territory to claim plots of land by grabbing the stakes marking each plot. A few of these settlers entered to claim land before the official start of the land run; these cheaters were called "Sooners".

Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the Tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation. Spiro Mounds, Oklahoma's only archaeological park, is a 140-acre site encompassing 12 southern mounds that contain evidence of an Indian culture that occupied the site from 850 A.D. to 1450 A.D. The Mounds are considered one of the four most important prehistoric Indian sites east of the Rocky Mountains.

Oklahoma's state wildflower the Indian Blanket is red with yellow tips. It symbolizes the state's scenic beauty as well as the its Indian heritage. The wildflower blooms in June and July. Sequoyah's Cabin in Akins is a frontier house of logs, occupied (1829-44) by Sequoyah (George Gist), the teacher who in 1821 invented a syllabary that made it possible to read and write the Cherokee language.

Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any state in the U.S. Many of the 250,000 American Indians living in Oklahoma are descended from the 67 tribes who inhabited the Indian Territory. Oklahoma is tribal headquarters for 39 tribes. Oklahoma is the traditional homeland of the Caddo, Wichita, and Tonkawa people.

Looking at our nation, only on the 5th day of this prayer siege, it's hard for me to believe that anyone cannot see that our nation was not founded upon "Christian Ideals". In fact it was stolen by them. The native people of America were indeed Pagan people. I've found the following video to share with you.

One cannot take this journey without acknowledging the Trail of Tears and all the lives lost on the relocation of the Native American people being relocated.

Sending light, love and protection to the great state of Oklahoma.

Namaste & Blessed Be

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