Oklahoma Oklahoma State Flag

The Oklahoma flag was formally adopted on November 1, 2006. Since, Oklahoma has maintained the same flag for the last 11 years.

The Oklahoma flag was voted 26th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 5 main colors in the Oklahoma flag are #0073CF, #B3995D, #FFFFFF, #1D5C42, and #EFE8C7. The Oklahoma flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.

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Oklahoma Flag

The Oklahoma State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on November 1, 2006.

Colors

#0073CF 85.9%
#B3995D 4.4%
#FFFFFF 2.4%
#1D5C42 1.9%
#EFE8C7 1.5%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

Oklahoma’s state flag includes a traditional Osage Nation buffalo-skin shield attached with seven eagle feathers against a blue background. The word “Oklahoma” is centered in white lettering below the shield. Crossing over the shield is an American Indian ceremonial peace pipe, called a calumet, and an olive branch. On the shield itself appear six brown crosses.

Meaning

The field of blue was inspired by the Choctaw flag, which was carried throughout the Civil war. The blue color also means piety while the shield represents protective warfare. The olive branch signifies both European Americans and peace. The shield also holds six brown crosses which are American Indian symbols for stars.

History

Oklahoma’s current flag was not its first. The first flag was simply a white five-point star outlined in blue and centered on a solid red background. The number 46 was written in blue inside the star as Oklahoma was the 46th state to join the United States of America.

However, a contest was held in 1924 by the Daughters of the American Revolution to replace the flag because red flags were a little too close to Communism. Louise Fluke submitted the winning entry which was adopted as the state flag in 1925. The word “Oklahoma” was added to the flag in 1941 to promote literacy.

But be careful, a lot of unauthorized Oklahoma state flags have prevailed since 1941. Fortunately, the state took action in 2006 to issue a standard version, Fluke’s flag, to minimize confusion!


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