Oklahoma Land Rush. "Those who wanted land, and those who wanted land in the Indian Territory. There could be no other classification, for they came from everywhere, were of all age groups, and of every known profession. Hope, determination, and poverty were common to them all."
In 1930 a person of mixed Indian and Negro blood 'shall be returned as a Negro unless the Indian blood predominates and the status as an Indian is generally accepted in the community.' By 1940 all African - American hybrids were to be counted as 'negroes' unless the Indian ancestry 'very definitely predominates and he is universally accepted as a Indian.