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Of the Earth

AUG. 3 - JAN. 31, 2019; 10 AM - 4 PM

The first commercial salt manufacturing site began operation in 1815 along the Grand River, near present-day Chouteau, Oklahoma. By 1833, there were at least six saltworks, or salt processing plants, in western Cherokee Nation, including the one owned by Cherokee statesman, Sequoyah.

Experience a new exhibit detailing the saltworks operation that Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee Syllabary,  ran on Lee's Creek near present day Sallisaw, Oklahoma. 

This fascinating temporary exhibit is located at Sequoyah's Cabin Museum. This National Historic Landmark features a one-room log cabin Sequoyah built himself when he moved to Indian Territory. The property also includes interactive exhibits and panels over the life and legacy of Sequoyah and is surrounded by a lush, 10-acre park. 

Sequoyah's Cabin Museum ​is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 470288 Highway 101 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.