The flag of the state of Oklahoma consists of a traditional Osage Nation buffalo-skin shield with seven eagle feathers on a sky blue field.
The Osage shield is covered by two symbols of peace: the calumet representing Native Americans, and the olive branch representing European Americans. Six golden brown crosses, Native American symbols for stars, are spaced on the shield. The blue field is inspired by the Choctaw flag adopted by the tribe in 1860 and carried though the American Civil War. The blue field also represents devotion. The shield surmounted by the calumet and olive branch represents defensive or protective warfare, showing a love of peace by a united people.
The governor's flag of Oklahoma consists of the state seal surrounded by five white stars on a green background. The flag has a golden fringe around its edges.
Oklahoma's first flag was adopted in 1911, four years after statehood. Taking the colors red, white, and blue from the flag of the United States, the flag featured a large centered white star fimbriated in blue on a red field. The number 46 was written in blue inside the star, as Oklahoma was the forty-sixth state to join the Union.
Flag of Oklahoma, 1911-1925
1925 to 1941 Design had no text till 1941.
1941 to 1988 Color changed as well as adding text.
1988 to 2006 Base field color more like steel blue.
Oklahoma State Flag Simplistic Proposal. The split star in the middle represents the two symbols of peace—the olive branch and the peace pipe—on the state’s current flag. It also represents the coming together of two nations, the Europeans and Native Americans. The “O” is the element tying them together. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
Updated Oklahoma state flag proposal by Ed Mitchell. 2016.
Oklahoma Flag Proposal by Buddhafy. 2014.
Oklahoma Flag Proposal 2 by Buddhafy. 2014.
Oklahoma heritage flag, by Will Allen King.
OK flag proposal by 5thEye
Oklahoma State Flag - Redesign Proposal to remove complex detail. By RottenAli.
Oklahoma flag proposal by Tim Ritz. Textless version.