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Advocate-in-Chief: The Life of William Potter Ross


Date & Time

March 19, 2024 –
September 14, 2024
Days of the Week :
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Recommended Audience

Culture & History Lovers :
Culture & History Lovers
Cherokee Citizens :
Cherokee Citizens

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Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism

William Potter Ross was a Cherokee scholar, journalist, merchant, representative and leader who had the distinction of becoming Cherokee Nation Principal Chief twice before Oklahoma statehood, though never by a popular vote of the Cherokee people. This exhibit looks at the life of Ross — a nephew of Principal Chief John Ross — who became the first editor of the Cherokee Advocate newspaper, a Cherokee Nation delegate and an eloquent leader who struggled in turbulent times.

Photo courtesy of the Cherokee National Collection, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

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