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Frontier Trade - (1790-1830)

by Charles Banks Wilson

Oil on linen
Dimensions: 13' x 27'
Commissioned by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1970
Dedicated on November 16, 1976
5th floor Rotunda

Frontier Trade by Charles Banks Wilson
Photo by John Jernigan


Oklahoma Adventure, Centennial Edition 2006 by Oklahoma History Press
Unit 1: Chapter 3: American Explorers, pages 28-34 and
Unit 1: Chapter 4: Early Government, pages 35-39

Oklahoma: Land of Contrasts by Clairmont Press
Chapter 5: Oklahoma in Early America, pages 111-121, 131-133

The Story of Oklahoma, Second Edition by Baird and Goble
Unit 2: The Discovery of Oklahoma; Chapter 6: American Explorers in Oklahoma, pages 80-88

Further Reading
Hunt, David C, The Lithographs of Charles Banks Wilson (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989).

Wilson, Charles Banks, Search for the Purebloods (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982).

Cagle, Charles, An Oklahoma Portrait: Conversations with the artist Charles Banks Wilson (Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association, 1989).