Major Mason





(Above) In 1835, north of the present town of Lexington, Major Richard B. Mason established Camp Holmes, where the Five Civilized Tribes, many of the Plains Indians, and the Osage met and signed the treaty of Camp Holmes, pledging peace among themselves and the United States. The camp was later renamed Camp Mason in his honor. Photograph courtesy of the US Army Signal Corps.
(Right) The University of Oklahoma was created by the Territorial Legislature in 1890. The campus has a distinctive architecture, with buildings designed in a unique Cherokee Gothic style. The style has many features of the Gothic era but has also mixed the designs of local Native American tribes. This term was coined by the renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright when he visited the campus.

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