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Events

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  • January 18, 2020 | 11 a.m.
  • Location: Cherokee National History Museum
  • This Saturday watch and listen as stories from Cherokee culture — historical and present-day interpretations — come to life at the Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah. Award-winning Cherokee author Traci Sorell will be sharing two of her children’s books, We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga and At the Mountain’s Base.
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Exhibits

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  • NOW — MAR 14, 2020
  • Location: Cherokee National History Museum
  • Cecil Dick: Father of Cherokee Art is an exhibit on Cherokee artist, Cecil Dick. Dick was born in Oklahoma in 1915 to a traditional Cherokee home. When he became an orphan, he was sent to boarding schools where he had to learn English. In 1932, the superintendent of his boarding school noticed Dick’s artistic abilities and arranged for him to attend the Santa...
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Old Settler Capital at Tahlonteeskee

  • NOW — JAN 31, 2020
  • Location: Sequoyah's Cabin Museum
  • Tahlequah became the official capital of Cherokee Nation in 1839, but it wasn’t the first Cherokee capital in Indian Territory.

Tahlonteeskee became the Old Settler capital of Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory from 1828 - 1839 and is considered the oldest governmental capital in Oklahoma. Located east of Gore, the capital was named after Tahlonteeskee, a...

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Four men and a building next to text that reads "Ownership Regained Legacy Preserved Exhibit"

  • NOW — JAN 30, 2020
  • Location: Cherokee National Prison Museum
  • 40 years after Cherokee Nation regained ownership of its government buildings in the 1970s, each location has been restored and reopened as a history museum. Learn how this came to be and the restoration process for each site by visiting the "Ownership Regained, Legacy Preserved" exhibit at the...
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