Although Hollow Horn Bear was born in Nebraska, the Oklahoma Philatelic Society opted to reproduce the design of the 14¢ stamp picturing Hollow Horn Bear on a souvenir sheet issued for the organization’s 15th annual convention.1 The gathering was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 26–28, 1947.
In addition to the black-and-white reproduction of the American Indian stamp, the souvenir sheet bears text noting the 40th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood plus a map of Oklahoma with several sections of the state identified:
- Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory: the two territories that were combined to create the state of Oklahoma in 19072
- Cherokee Outlet: seven million acres of land set aside for the Cherokee tribe by the 1835 New Echota Treaty3
- Greer County: although originally organized by the state of Texas, Greer County became part of Oklahoma in 1896 after the United States Supreme Court ruled that the area was not actually part of Texas4
- No Man’s Land: better known today as the Oklahoma Panhandle, this area was outside the jurisdiction of all state and territorial governments from 1850 to 18905
The Oklahoma Philatelic Society, which was founded in 1932, is still active today.6
- Hollow Horn Bear 1850–1913. Ya-Native. Accessed 4 June 2020.
- Oklahoma Statehood, November 16, 1907. National Archives. 30 May 2019. Accessed 4 June 2020.
- Dreyer, Donna. Map of Cherokee Strip S Cherokee Outlet. USGenNet. 28 June 2001. Accessed 4 June 2020.
- Moore, Webb L. Greer County. Texas State Historical Association. Accessed 4 June 2020.
- Turner, Kenneth R. No Man’s Land. Oklahoma Historical Society. Accessed 4 June 2020.
- Oklahoma Philatelic Society. Accessed 4 June 2020.
Published 2020-06-04 Last updated 2020-06-06