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The Cherokee National Capitol Building located in Tahleuqah, Okla., was completed in 1869.

After the Civil War, the tribal council made provisions for a new building to commemorate the achievements of the Cherokees in overcoming the hardships of removal, merging their tribal factions into a unified nation and assuming a prominent position among the other area tribes.

The Cherokee National Capitol was built in 1869 to replace the open-air log structures that were destroyed during the Civil War. It was built to house all three branches of the Cherokee Nation government. The historic building is situated in the middle of town square in downtown Tahlequah. It was damaged by fire in 1904 and 1928, but has since been restored to its original design. 

Today, the building is under construction to be opened in July 2019 as the Cherokee National History Museum. 

Cherokee National History Museum
101 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464