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About the Oklahoma State Flag
By the early 1920's, the Oklahoma state flag had begun to fall into disfavor. This was the aftermath of the 1917 Russian Revolution, and the state's red flag with its single white star was too easily associated with the symbols of communism.
So in 1924, in what was perhaps the first move to change a state flag in the name of political correctness, a contest was announced to find a new design for the flag, one that represented the diversity of cultures in the state of Oklahoma. The winning design, submitted by Mrs. George Fluke, Jr., was officially adopted by the State Legislature in April, 1925.
Mrs. Fluke's flag features a blue field surrounding an Osage warrior's rawhide shield adorned with seven eagle feathers. The blue field echoes that of the flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the Civil War. The shield is decorated with six white crosses, the Native American sign for stars, emblematic of high ideals. In crossed positions on the shield are two symbols of peace: the calumet, or peace-pipe, and the white man's symbol of peace, the olive branch. The flag is intended to honor more than sixty groups of Native Americans and their ancestors.
In 1941, the name Oklahoma was added to Mrs. Fluke's design, in white lettering beneath the shield. The change was unpopular with some who felt that the design of the flag was significantly representative of the state without this reminder.
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