Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cherokee National Museum

In the late 1830's the Cherokee people were forced to vacate their tribal lands in the East and settle in what is now Oklahoma. Tahlequah is the capital of their new tribal land and there in an
interesting museum and cultural center.

The 3 brick columns at the entrance are all that are left of the original Female Cherokee Semenary that burned in 1887. I have a photograph of my grandmother and great aunt as school girls there.

There is a great deal of interesting history depicted here. I would like to tell more but it is tedious keying text on an iPhone. I will mostly share pictures now and add more text after we return home.