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When Cherokees were forced to leave their homes during the Trail of Tears, George M. Murrell, husband to the niece of Cherokee leader John Ross, chose to move with his wife’s family to Indian Territory. In Park Hill, he established a plantation and built a large frame home similar to those he remembered in Virginia. Today, "Hunter's Home"...
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January 15, 2020
The Cherokee Nation is accepting grant applications until Feb. 29 for its spring education tours.
March 14, 2020
In 1817, Cherokee Nation took additional steps toward forming a centralized government and establishing a national committee, a precursor to the legislative branch.
March 15, 2020
The Cherokee Nation has maintained a diplomatic relationship with the US government since its inception. When the Indian Removal Act was passed in 1830, this caused a strain on the government-to-government relationship.
March 18, 2020
The loss of life in the Civil War led to a need to provide for the disabled and orphaned. Cherokee Nation rebuilt social institutions such as schools and a tribal newspaper.
August 09, 2019
The Cherokee Nation's network of museums just got a little bigger, as the tribe held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the new Cherokee National History Museum Thursday.
Built in 1824, this Fort Gibson Historic Site served as a staging area for several military expeditions that explored the west and sought peace between the tribes of the region. It was occupied through most of the Indian Removal period, abandoned in 1857, and then reactivated during the Civil War. The army stayed through the Reconstruction...