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March 20, 2020  

Slavery in Indian Territory

March 20, 2020

Before the Civil War over 8,000 people were enslaved in Indian Territory, in what is now Oklahoma. A new exhibit on the site of a former plantation outside Tahlequah describes the lives and experiences of enslaved people on this land.  In this episode we speak with Jennifer Frazee, a historical interpreter at Hunter’s Home who has deeply researched the history of enslaved people in Indian Territory in an effort to keep their stories and history alive.

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Find more information here about the historic site at Hunter’s Home: https://www.okhistory.org/sites/huntershome