State of Sequoyah

Fascinating article in the Tahlequah Daily Press about how Oklahoma was almost named Sequoyah
By now, most of us have gotten used to being Oklahomans, but about 100 years ago the folks who lived in this part of what is now the Sooner State came very close to being "Sequoyans."

... "Sequoyah," the state that almost was, is the subject of a new exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The exhibit includes portraits of pertinent individuals who advocated for the state of Sequoyah's existence, newspaper clippings of the time, and an audio history of the campaign for statehood. ...

(via Okiedoke)