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The Travel Group

(918) 494-0649                                              email: [email protected]

May 16, 2018

Includes:

  • Visit to the Cherokee National Capitol and Prison Museum
  • Visit to the Cherokee Supreme Court
  • Cherokee Heritage Center
  • Murrell Home Tour
  • Lunch included

 
The Cherokee National Capitol, now the Cherokee Nation Courthouse, is a historic tribal government building at 101 South Muskogee Avenue in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Completed in 1869, it served as the capitol building of the Cherokee Nation from 1869 to 1907, when Oklahoma became a state.[4] It now serves as the site of the tribal supreme court and judicial branch. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961 for its role in the Nation's history.[
Trail of Tears
In 1838 and 1839 U.S. troops, prompted by the state of Georgia, expelled the Cherokee from their ancestral homeland in the Southeast and removed them to the Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma. The removal of the Cherokees was a product of the demand for arable land during the rampant growth of cotton agriculture in the Southeast, the discovery of gold on Cherokee land, and the racial prejudice that many white southerners harbored toward American Indians