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The Spirit of the American Doughboy - Muskogee, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 35° 45.874 W 095° 24.850
15S E 281751 N 3960524
Quick Description: This is only one of two Doughboy's that are recognizing Indian involvement in the Great War, Bullhead, South Dakota is the other location.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2010 8:16:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM8ME9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 1

Long Description:

This Doughboy sits in front of the Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical.

This Doughboy was dedicated on September 5, 1925. Muskogee's Doughboy has a lot of individuality from other Doughboy's throughout America. Bullhead, South Dakota and Muskogee, Oklahoma are the only locations that recognize the contributions of Native Americans. Bolivar and Sedalia, Missouri, St. Bernard, Ohio and Muskogee, Oklahoma are the only four locations to have Rylander copyright marks.

In 1922, Viquesney encountered financial difficulties. He transfered all rights until he became stable in early 1926.


The plaque on the front reads:

Erected in Commemoration of members of the Five Civilized Tribes, whose record of enlistment, conduct in camp, and fortitude and valor on the battlefield added lustre to the triumphant victory of our country in the World War.

Donors

Winey Stake
Samochee Barnett
Semean Jackson
Minnie Tiger
Amos
Eastman Richard
Hon. S.E. Wallen Supt. Five
Civilized Tribes

Beneath the plaque are the words “VICTORY” and “PEACE" engraved on the blocks.

On both sides of the monument are the names of the Five Civilized Tribes:

CHICKASAW
CHOCTAW
SEMINOLE
CHEROKEE
CREEK

On the back of the pedistal, are the names of historical famous leaders of the tribes:

COLBERT
PUSHMATAHA
OCEOLA
SEQUOYAH
OPOTHLE-YAHOLA

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 9/5/1925

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Five Civilized Tribes

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
1011 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK USA
74401


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