1889 Oklahoma Land Run: The Settlement of Payne County

  title={1889 Oklahoma Land Run: The Settlement of Payne County},
  author={Karen Maguire and B Wiederholt},
  journal={Journal of Family History},
  pages={52 - 69}
In this article, we examine the demographic characteristics of the non-Native American settlers in Payne County, Oklahoma, using the 1890 Territorial Census, which includes information on gender, household size and composition, and birth region. For comparison, we use census data from the 1880 Midwest census region to examine whether the household characteristics of the Payne County settlers were unique or representative of Midwestern families from which they emigrated. We find that US-born… 

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