Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In
JUNE 15 - NOV. 19, 2018; 10 AM - 4 PM

In 1843, Cherokee Nation invited 36 tribes to convene in Tahlequah, Indian Territory in peace and friendship. The goal of the meeting was for all tribes to ally with each other and pledge to assist one another in issues with the United States government. 

The gathering took place over a series of weeks in Cherokee Nation, and was captured by artist John Mix Stanley in a daguerreotype, which he later turned into a painting. The painting is now in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, but a facsimile is on display in the "1843 Cherokee Peace Council Exhibit." This year marks 175 years since this meeting happened. The exhibit looks at who attended, what was discussed and how John Mix Stanley came to be there to fatefully capture such a momentous gathering. 

The Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, located at 122 E. Keetoowah St. in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5.