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The official state flag of Oklahoma was adopted on April 2, 1925. The flag was chosen from entries in a Daughters of the American Revolution flag contest. The winning entry was designed by Mrs. Louise Funk Fluke, an artist from Oklahoma City. The flag features a sky blue field (this is the color of the flag that Choctaw soldiers carried during the Civil War). Oklahoma's flag pictures a Osage Indian battle shield made of buffalo skin. It is adorned with eagle feathers and white crosses (the crosses represent the stars in the sky, and symbolize higher purposes in Native American culture). A gray peace pipe (also called a calumet) and an olive branch (symbols (s ymbols of peace in European and Native American cultures) are on the shield. "OKLAHOMA" is written in white under the shield (this was added to the flag in 1941).
State Capital: Oklahoma City Largest City: Oklahoma City Entered Union: November 16, 1907 Status: Oklahoma was the 46th state in the USA and the 20th biggest state State Flower: Oklahoma Rose State Tree: Redbud State Bird: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
State Song: "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein State Nickname: Sooner State State Motto: "Labor omnia vincit" - Labor Conquers All Things Bordering States: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas Origin of the Name: The name Oklahoma is from the Choctaw Indian I ndian words "okla" meaning people and "humma" meaning red.
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