A Guide to the C. P. Wickmiller Photographs, 1883
C. P. Wickmiller of Wichita, Kansas, settled in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, was a druggist, served as chairman of the Board of Pharmaceutical Association in territorial Oklahoma, and was an early member of the Oklahoma Historical Society, which holds his archives.
Eight photographs document the 1883 incursion of David L. Payne into Oklahoma with a party of white settlers in covered wagons, one of eight invasions of Indian Territory, which eventually resulted, in 1885, in legislation in the U. S. Congress allowing the purchase of unused lands from the Indians and making white settlement of Indian Territory a certainty.
C. P. Wickmiller Photographs, 1883, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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