Here we have a beautiful green Frankoma Pottery plate that was made in the 1950s to commemorate the State of Oklahoma and the year it entered the Union, which was 1907. First, a little about the maker: It was made in Oklahoma by the iconic Frankoma Pottery company, founded by John Frank--the name comes from his last name combined with the last three letters of his state. After many changes of ownership, the company today focuses on art pottery, but in the day it also made many styles and colors of cookware, all with locally dug clay. So how fitting that the plate honors the state in which the company operated. Oklahoma Territory became the 46th state in the United States, with a name derived from the Choctaw Indian words "okla," meaning “people,” and "humma," meaning “red.” The United States acquired Oklahoma from France in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. After the War of 1812, the U.S. government removed Indian tribes from the settled eastern lands of the United States and move them west to the unsettled lands of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. In 1828, Congress reserved Oklahoma for Indians and in 1834 formally ceded it to five southeastern tribes as Indian Territory. Many Cherokees refused to abandon their homes east of the Mississippi, and so the U.S. Army moved them west in a forced march known as the “Trail of Tears.” The uprooted tribes joined Plains Indians that had long occupied the area, and Indian nations with fixed boundaries and separate governments were established in the region. In 1907, Congress admitted Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory into the Union as a single state, with all Indians in the state becoming U.S. citizens. Representatives of the two territories drafted a constitution, and on September 17, 1907, it was approved by voters of the two territories. On November 16, Oklahoma was welcomed into the United States by President Theodore Roosevelt. The plate shows the state flag, a pioneer woman, and has several other words and symbols with which the state is associated. On the back are some state facts and John Frank's signature.
The plate measures 8-3/8" inches in diameter. It has two holes for twine in the back "foot" of the plate. There is one chip at one of those holes, although it doesn't not interfere with the hole, which still can be used, and it is not visible from the front. No other chips or cracks. In good condition.
Colors of sage, perfect for the rustic home.
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