Lyssa asked us where we would take her if she visited our City. I live in Oklahoma City and I would have to take you to the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Here is my favorite statue which is a life size marble carving of an exhausted Indian and his exhausted pony.
Growing up in Oklahoma, I am very aware of the history of the Native American people who were forced to relocate to this state because of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Sadly, many died during the arduous journey during the bitter winter that has been named the Trail of Tears. Even after this forced relocation, the American government continued to violate treaties and drove them onto small reservations. This action nearly wiped out the Native American population. I pray that actions like this against a group of people will never occur again in our country. A visit to the Cowboy Hall of Fame includes history and artifacts from before our state's formation when it was known as Indian Territory. Although it is not a light, fun subject, it is important to learn lessons from the past so we don't repeat them.