The Territory of Oklahoma was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed
from May 2, 1890, until November 16, 1907, when it was joined with the Indian Territory under a new
constitution and admitted to the Union as the State of Oklahoma.
The 1890 Oklahoma organic act organized the western half of Indian Territory and a strip of country
known as No Man's Land into Oklahoma Territory. Reservations in the new territory were then opened
to settlement in land runs later that year and in 1891 and 1893.