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35 He grew up in obscurity as a conservative full-blood and had joined the Snake faction for a while, which opposed allotment of tribal land. As the years passed, Jackson continued to live on his land outside of Henryetta. His life was quiet, rather peaceful, with the usual trips into town. 36 In 1912, a field clerk helped Jackson lease his allotment to an oil company. Another company that also wanted his land succeeded in establishing his "incompetency," and the Okmulgee County court appointed him a "guardian" named Carl J.

Following the Industrial Revolution in the United States during the late 1800s, an increasingly urban America sought fuels to run its modern factories and railroads and later its automobiles and airplanes. With little government involvement (by today's standards at least), the ''laissez-faire" attitude of capitalism became the guiding force of the economy as competition intensified for natural resources such as oil, coal, uranium, and water. This study, consisting of various case histories of Indian-white competition for natural resources in Indian Country during the last 100 years, focuses on a struggle between two different cultural worlds, contrasting the values of American capitalism and the traditional values of the Indian nations.

23 Filled with confusion and anger against the white people, Chitto Harjo, through his loyalty to tribal ways, inspired other traditionalists of the Five Civilized Tribes. Mostly full-blood Cherokee formed a secret society known as the "Pin Indians," so named because they wore insignias proclaiming their opposition to allotment. Their membership reached approximately 5,000 full-bloods under Cherokee leader Red Bird Smith, and they called themselves the Keetoowah Society. A Muscogee Creek hostile to allotment, Eufaula Harjo, helped Smith to unite other Creek, Cherokee, and supporters from the Chickasaw and Choctaw to join them.

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