The town was the home of an all-Native American football team in the 1920s. Parts of an upcoming docudrama on the Hominy Indians were shot in the area in 2013.
Location of Hominy, Oklahoma
The town was incorporated in 1908, though the initial settlement developed in the late 1880s.
From the early 1920s to 1932, Hominy was home to a professional football team composed of Native American players.
The Hominy Indians defeated the New York Giants in 1927, just after the Giants were named champions of the National Football League. The team had a 28-game winning streak at one point during its existence, but was disbanded due to the onset of the Great Depression. A screening of the movie "Playground of the Native Son," based on the events of the team was screened Oct. 10, 2014, at Circle Cinema, Tulsa's non-profit and independent theater.
A medium security prison was constructed in Hominy at the price of $12.8 million and received its first inmates in August 1979. It was originally named the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in honor of a warden killed in an escape attempt. A 1977 joint resolution renamed the facility the Dick Conner Correctional Center. The facility reached its original design capacity of 400 during the spring of 1980.
The prison was badly damaged by a riot that took place on August 29 and 30, 1983. A riot proclamation was issued by then Governor George Nigh on August 30. The inmates torched the buildings adjacent to the kitchen and completely destroyed the library, school, and church area. All of this resulted in the death of an inmate and damages of $3 million. The first special session of the 39th Legislature re-appropriated nearly $2.5 million to fund reconstruction of the facility.
Hominy's high school football team is recognized as one of the top high school programs in the state of Oklahoma. The Hominy Bucks currently hold four state football championships, in 1973, 1982, 1983 and 2001. The team narrowly lost state championship games in 1959, 1968 and 1972. More recently, the Bucks lost to the Woodland Cougars in a 31-7 decision in the state semi-finals. The team has won 25 district championships and have only missed the state playoffs twice since 1977. The current football team competes in OSSAA Class 1A. The Arkansas River Rivalry is played every year between Hominy and Cleveland and is one of the oldest rivalries in the state, dating back to 1922. The Battle of the Osage is the rivalry game between Hominy and Pawhuska and has also been played nearly annually since 1922.
Hominy has produced several notable athletes, including running back Charles Crawford, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-1987; former University of Oklahoma defensive back Scott Garl; defensive back Mike Hudson who played for the San Diego Chargers in 1987; Oklahoma State University defensive back Jesse Hudson who played for the New York Giants in 1977; and running back Bob Hudsonwho played for the Green Bay Packers in 1972 and the Oakland Raiders 1973-1974.
The high school cheerleading squad has won five state championships, in 1990, 1992, 1993, 2007 and 2011.
The high school boys basketball team has won two state championships, in 1945 and 1982.S