Oklahoma was an area in the old French Province of Louisiane. The Spanish never settled there.
Well Pruit I don´t know what do you want to say with "Settled"... Are you talking Spaniards never took possession ... you are wrong. They took possesion in a Law act in 1540. If you are talking about population.. you are right... as the French never settled in Oklahoma. But Spaniards arrived to Oklahoma (East-West-North-South side sooner than French).. It is a fact... so if what you say it is French arrived to Oklahoma SOONER than Spaniards you are very very wrong. Spaniards were the first European to be in Oklahoma.
An Oklahoma History organization page is very clear: Spaniards were the first european to be in the State:
When they came, they were looking for gold and, as had become their custom, for Native peoples to convert to Christianity. Spaniards came northward out of Mexico to investigate New Mexico in the mid-1500s. Their efforts were prompted by rumors of seven golden cities, called "Cíbola," which Friar Marcos de Niza said he had discovered there in 1539. These towns, with buildings said to be made of gold, quickly assumed an important status in the Spanish ethos. Francisco Vásquez de Coronado left Mexico in 1540 to look for Cíbola in the northern region. From New Mexico in April 1541 his troupe went eastward, looking for a wealthy place called "Gran Quivira," and they crossed through the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles before arriving in late July in Kansas at a Wichita village presumed to be their destination. They found no gold. Ending his trip in disappointment, Coronado returned to New Mexico and then to Mexico in 1542.
And it was not the only Spanish Expedition to be in Oklahoma... Hernando de Soto was in Oklahoma in 1539..when not other Europeans had not even a piece of land in North America (it is a fact). And in 1592-1593 other Spanish Expedition (Francisco Leyva de Bonilla and Antonio Gutiérrez de Humaña).
The different Spanish Expeditions to Oklahoma (it is better to say through Oklahoma) gave to Spain (the King of Castilla and León) the sovereignty .
From an Oklahoma page:
More importantly for Spain, the activities of these intrepid explorers over a fifty-year period made it possible for that nation to lay tentative claim to the region, despite the fact that ownership seemed to offer little in the way of economic compensation. The vast area that contained present Oklahoma technically remained French Louisiana from 1682 to 1763.
So Oklahoma belonged to Spain from 1539 to 1682 and from 1763 to 1804. But if you say.. French arrived sooner.. you are wrong. If you say French defeated the Spanish Empire in Oklahoma.. also you are wrong (not war at all caused by Oklahoma... Spaniards arrived and took possession... 100 years later, Frenchmen arrived and took posession...80 years laters, Spaniards arrived again and took possesion.. That was all). Only Yankees settled in Oklahoma... nor Spaniards nor French wanted Oklahoma for nothing.
The Franco-Spanish rivalry in the New World was about to come to an end. In 1763, after the end of a major European war, France transferred Louisiana to Spain. Little really changed in the interior, which had generally suffered benign neglect by the governments of both nations. In the 1770s Spanish authorities sent Athanase de Mézières y Clugny, commander of the military and trading post at Natchitoches, into the Red River region to visit various Wichita bands, and in 1771 he concluded a treaty with the Wichita proper, who, with their Comanche allies, had been harassing the Texas settlements. In 1778 he visited the Twin Villages and tried to induce Comanche leaders to come there for a conference, to no avail. Most of the Spanish efforts in the borderlands along the Red River, then, were aimed at keeping the Wichita bands and the Comanche from attacking the Texas settlements.
in 1784 Don Pedro Vial in 1792 went thought Oklahoma Pandhandle.
A significant legacy derived from the presence of the Spanish and French. Maps and descriptions accumulated over two hundred years, and these are still examined by scholars for information on a variety of topics ranging from environmental change to ethnic groupings to population movement. One of the most interesting legacies of the European rivalry for the interior has been the intense interest it continues to provoke among historians and archaeologists concerning "the exact route" of each expedition. This has served those who love "history by the inch" and has also served a variety of public relations purposes, with towns in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, as well as in the American South, making claims of their area having been explored by Spanish conquistadors or French voyageurs.