Cherokee National History Museum

Cherokee National History Museum Information

Cherokee National History Museum, located within the iconic Cherokee National Capitol building, shares the history and culture of the Cherokee Nation from pre-European contact through the Trail of Tears and the revitalization of the tribe after the American Civil War.

On display are artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, Gilcrease Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society and Cherokee National Archives.

Originally built in 1869 on the main town square of Tahlequah, the Cherokee National Capitol building housed the tribe’s executive, legislative and judicial offices until 1906, and was most recently home to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court until fall 2018. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated a National Landmark.

Cherokee National History Museum

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