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02/15/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Omar Reed, Historical Interpreter at Fort Gibson Historic Site, will discuss the role African Americans played during the American Civil War in Indian Territory. His presentation will focus on the historical significance of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which was the first black regiment to be organized in the Union Army and the first black unit to see combat during the Civil War. Presentation is part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org

02/09/2018 12:47 PM - Bell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Leona grew up South of Stilwell Oklahoma. She was a teenager before she made her first trip to town and Cherokee was the language spoken in her family. They did not have toys, so they made up games to play.

02/05/2018 10:39 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Chad has been splitting his time at high school and taking six hours at Northeastern State University. He has been taking a Calculus 3 course, which is in no way easy, but he says he just gets it. He is also involved in skeet and trap shooting, which he says help him with his hunting ability. There is not much time to hunt between school and helping on the farm.

01/18/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Matt Anderson, Cultural Specialist for Cherokee Nation Early Cherokees had stories of an ancient priesthood society that existed among them before European contact. This priesthood society is similar to the mound builder societies that existed during the Mississippian era. Matt Anderson, Cultural Specialist for Cherokee Nation, will discuss the connection between the Cherokee and these ancient mound builder societies. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

01/08/2018 01:09 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Kortni has grown up with a Cherokee influence from her family and later learning more in school. Kortni takes concurrent classes at Sequoyah and Northeastern State University. She started her college courses in her sophomore year. Kortni became a member of the Tribal Youth Council and wants to help make changes during her tenure. She would also like to help start a program that teaches students what to expect before college.

01/08/2018 01:01 PM - Stilwell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Louise is the youngest of ten children who grew up in the Cherry Tree area south of Stilwell. She recalls riding stick horses with her younger brother and rolling tires. She also tells us how they stored their milk and butter in a hole in the ground.

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