The History of Cardin, Oklahoma started in 1895 when the Quapaws allotted their lands in Indian Territory, later (1907) to become the state of Oklahoma.
The Cardin family, being adopted in to the Quapaw Tribe, each drew 240 acre allotments.  Tribal members had the option to split their allotments up and many did just that.  Four of the five original CARDIN KIDS chose allotments in the area that became Cardin, Oklahoma