Oklahoma became a state in 1907. Before that time it was divided into two territorities: OK Territority and Indian Territority. Basically, OK TY was the northern half of the present day state and IN TY was the southern half of the present day state. There were two runs into OK TY (1893 and 1895) which opened up some of hte "Indian Lands". As the railroads went south, so did pioneers. There were many, many people of all colors coming into the OK and IN TY. Your grandparents cold have gotten the land in the run, could have bought land later, or could have rented or leased the land. Another thought could be they were on the land illegally in the late 1880 or early 1890.
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