Friday, March 15, 2013


The Honey Springs battlefield near Checotah, Oklahoma, has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior. The Oklahoma Historical Society operates the park, and visitors may take a driving tour and walking tours on its 1,100 acres. The largest battle fought in the Indian Territory, it was unusual because of the presence of white troops, African-American soldiers, and Indian troops. The 150th anniversary of the battle will be on July 17th. You may read more about the park and the battle in the forty-six page nomination of the park for National Historic Landmark status. 

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear this news! Thanks for posting. I haven't been back to that battlefield in many years....I think it was not even part of the state system when I last visited. Honey Springs, you've come a long way!