Author: Philip Tibbetts.
Rationale: The name Oklahoma, meaning ‘red people’ is reflected in the red field of the design. In the centre is a white circle symbolising a Native American shield, upon which is a stylised sprig of mistletoe, the state’s floral emblem with the green and white colour scheme denoting the official state colours. The mistletoe sprig takes the form of an inverted star recalling the seal of the proposed State of Sequoyah and the origins of Oklahoma’s.
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The flag of the state of Oklahoma consists of a traditional Osage Nation buffalo-skin shield...