Wewoka, Oklahoma: The Whipping Tree

Up until 1907, the Seminoles would tie their minor criminals to this tree and whip them. A small "Whipping Tree" marker at its base helps to distinguish it from other, non-agony trees.
120 S. Wewoka Ave., Wewoka, OK
Downtown. On the northeast corner of S. Wewoka Ave. and E. 2nd St., in front of the Seminole County Court House.
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Whipping Tree.

The Whipping Tree

There a several other things on the same corner as the Whipping Tree that are neat to see.

[Brett, 05/16/2020]

Seminole Nation Whipping Tree.

The Whipping Tree

Standing on the lawn of the present day Seminole County Court House is the Whipping Tree, where the Seminoles punished their criminals prior to 1907.

[DenverAnn, 08/12/2013]

A minor crime would get you 25 lashes with a six-foot-long hickory switch, while tied to the tree. There was also an Execution Tree, but it fell down years ago.

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