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Oklahoma State Flag

National & Oklahoma flag - click to see all state flags
Flag colorguard in Edmund, Oklahoma parade; photo by Wesley Fryer on Flickr (use permitted with attribution / share alike). All State Flags - National Flag.

The current state flag of Oklahoma, designed by Louise Fluke, was adopted in 1925 (Oklahoma had 13 previous flags). The blue field signifies devotion, the shield is a symbol of defensive or protective warfare, but always surmounted by the olive branch and peacepipe which betoken the love of peace by a united people.

Description of the flag from official statutes:

"A sky blue field with a circular rawhide shield of an American Indian Warrior, decorated with six painted crosses* on the face thereof, the lower half of the shield to be fringed with seven pendant eagle feathers and superimposed upon the face of the shield a calumet or peace pipe, crossed at right angles by an olive branch ... and underneath said shield or design in white letters shall be placed the word "Oklahoma", ... hereby adopted as the official flag and banner of the State of Oklahoma."

*white crosses are the Indian symbol for stars.

Photo of Indian warrior shield hand painted on pin
Photo of Indian warrior shield hand painted on pin
by Joe Stine of Timberlake Rose Rock Museum (used by permission). All State Flags - National Flag.
picture of Oklahoma state flag
Oklahoma's flag. All State Flags - National Flag.
Source:
Oklahoma state icons: Oklahoma's official website
Links:
OKLAHOMA'S HISTORY: OK.gov
All State Flags - National Flag

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