A Historic Church Bell in Park Hill

A story from the historic Indian-Pioneer Papers tells us the origin of the Church Bell at Park Hill Presbyterian Church.

Camp Gruber: 20th Century Removal

At the turn of the century, the Cherokees lost thousands upon thousands of acres through the Curtis Act and the Dawes Commission. This land had been deeded to the Cherokee Nation with the promise that no state or territory would ever impose jurisdiction.

Cherokee National Female Seminary Notes

This department is under the direct supervision of a medical superintendent, who, since the last treaty, is appointed by the Department of Education. He is assisted in his work by a matron in charge of the sick.

Cherokee National Female Seminary Notes

In training our students for the active duties of life mentally and physically we do not forget the spiritual side of their natures. The students are required to attend the church of their choice each Sunday morning.

Cherokee National Female Seminary Notes

This building is a magnificent structure. Being one of the finest in the southwest, and affords ample accommodations for one hundred and seventy five girls, all the members of the Faculty and the Steward's family.

Cherokee National Female Seminary Notes

A history of the Female Seminary would be incomplete without a mention of its "brother" institution.

Cherokee National Female Seminary Notes

Composition, one recitation per week. Classics, three recitations per week. Lowell - Vision of Sir Laufal, Eliot - Silas Marner, Coleridge - Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, Addison - Sir Roger de Coverley Papers. Outside reading, oral and written report

Cherokee National Prison (Part1)

Cherokee Nation has a wealth of historical sites and buildings within its jurisdictional boundaries. Looking at the histories and l ifestyles associated with these sites, we can get a good idea of the cultural lifestyle of our past as compared with

Cherokee National Prison (Part2)

On October 28, 1876, the Cherokee Advocate reported, "Our jail or penitentiary has one inmate - one Charles Clar, who was found guilty of resisting an officer while attempting to arrest Taylor Parris. The sentence is for five years."

Cherokee National Prison (Part3)

U.S. Interior Department Agent reports in Indian Territory noted that "there are 43 men of the Indian police force of the agency distributed throughout the agency." An equal division of the territory to be protected would give about 712 square mi

Cherokee National Prison (Part4)

The council act said the agreement entered into by and between the U.S. and Cherokee Commission of January 14, 1899 provided in Sec. 78 that immediately upon ratification of the agreement, the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation had the authori

Early Cherokee Settlements

Town sites in the Eastern Homelands.

Historic Cherokee National Prison

The Cherokee National Prison was authorized in 1873 by an act of the Cherokee National Council. Proceeds from the sale of the Cherokee Outlet were designated in the amount of $6,000 for the construction of the prison on the Cherokee Nation capital square

Moving the Cherokee Capital

A historic article of the possibility of moving the capitol from Tahlequah to Fort Gibson, which had been originally called Keetowah (after the old Cherokee mother town, Kituwah.)

On the Road to Tahlequah

The historic Indian-Pioneer Papers gives us a look at traveling in the Cherokee Nation.

Visit to the Cherokee Capitol Building

Excerpt from the Indian Chieftain Vinita, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory December 29, 1887