Robert Owen was Oklahoma's first United States senator. Owen was part Cherokee Indian who spent most of his life in Indian Territory and Oklahoma. As a newspaper ownr and publisher of "The Cherokee Chieftain" in the 1880's and later an lawyer for Indian rights. Owen became well known in the Territory. In 1906, he won $6,000,000 settlement from the United States government for the Eastern Bank of Cherokees due them dating back to their removal from the East in "The Trail of Tears" tragedy. Own served as United States Senator from statehood in 1907 until 1925. This Robert Own autograph check reproduction would look great in an album or display.