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Events

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  • Aug. 30, 2019 - Sept. 1, 2019 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Cherokee Nation Gift Shop
  • View, shop and chat with a variety of talented artists at the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop Holiday Art Show during the 67th annual Cherokee National Holiday, held Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s art show features artists Dan Corley, Ron Mitchell, Karin Walkingstick and Mary Beth Timothy.

The weekend-long event will be located in...

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Moccasin Beadwork Class

  • October 5, 2019 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location: Cherokee National Prison Museum
  • Join us for our moccasin beadwork class at the Cherokee National Prison Museum in Tahlequah on Oct. 5. For $45, we’ll supply all the materials that you’ll need to add custom beadwork to your own pair of pucker-toe moccasins. An instructor will work alongside you to teach you the art of beadwork.

Attendees must bring their own pair of moccasins and a sack lunch since classes will run through lunchtime. Class sizes are limited, so...

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Exhibits

Old Settler Capital at Tahlonteeskee

August 2, 2019 - January 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 former chief of the Western Cherokees, who was part of the Old...

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  • August 2019 - January 31, 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 Fe Indian School in Santa...
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Four men and a building next to text that reads "Ownership Regained Legacy Preserved Exhibit"

July 12, 2019 - January 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 Cherokee National Prison Museum​.

This exhibit provides an...

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Text reading "End of the Trail Exhibit: The Founding of Park Hill"

May 3, 2019 - January 1, 2020

  • Location: John Ross Museum
  • Explore a new exhibit examining what happened when the Cherokee people began arriving in Indian Territory after the Trail of Tears. This digital exhibit focuses on the Park Hill area and how it became a settlement that grew into a cultural hub within Cherokee Nation.

The exhibit also reveals how Park Hill got its name, who the original inhabitants were, how missionaries came to the area and how many of the Cherokee elite ended up settling in the community. Visitors are...

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Seal of the Cherokee Nation flag with the text "Where Has Your Flag Flown?"

June 14, 2019 - January 31, 2020

  • Location: Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum
  • It has proudly flown from the capital of Cherokee Nation to Afghanistan. The "Where Has Your Flag Flown?" exhibit allows visitors to learn about the history of the modern flag of Cherokee Nation and highlights the elements of symbolism that are represented within it. Visitors will also learn about previous Cherokee Nation flags that have been used throughout history.

Personal stories and images will showcase how the modern flag has traveled the world alongside...

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Cherokee Art Market

Oct. 12-13, 2019

Experience one of the largest Native American art shows in Oklahoma. You will find centuries of tradition in Native American art from 150 artists representing more than 50 tribes at the Cherokee Art Market.

For more information, visit Cherokee Art Market.

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