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Elias Boudinot

Cherokee County
Location: at Worcester Cemetery at Park Hill
Material: Granite
Topics: American Indians, Government, Westward Expansion 1803–1861, Mass Communication

Kulakenna "Buck" Watie, brother of Stand Watie, took the name of his benefactor, Elias Boudinot of New Jersey. After completing his education, Boudinot signed the Treaty of New Echota (Georgia) in 1835 that provided for the removal of the Cherokees to Indian Territory. He was clerk of the Cherokee National Council and editor of the Cherokee Phoenix before removal. After he came west, Boudinot was assassinated on June 22, 1839, near the Park Hill Mission Press where he was assisting the famous missionary Reverend Samuel Worcester.

First Baptist Convention in Indian Territory

Cherokee County
Location: at corner of College and Downing Streets in Tahlequah. OHBC
Topics: Ethnic Diversity, Religion/Philosophy, Education

American Indian, African American, and white Baptists convened here in June 1883 to form the Missionary and Educational Convention, Oklahoma's first Baptist Convention.

Indian Base Line

Cherokee County


Cherokee County
Location: on OK-82 south of Tahlequah, one mile east of the Cherokee-Muskogee County line
Topics: Military, Territorial Period 1861–1907, Indian and Frontier Trade

Named for early-day fur trader Pierre Manard, a member of the Chouteau family, the settlement was the site of a Civil War skirmish on July 27, 1862, in which Federal troops and the Indian Home Guard routed Confederate forces.

Moravian Mission Cemetery

Cherokee / Delaware County
Location: New Springplace Mission near Oaks

Park Hill

Cherokee County
Location: 1/2 mile east of junction of US-62 and OK-82 on south edge of Tahlequah.
Topics: Family/Household, American Indians, Social/Cultural

Before the Civil War, Park Hill was the center of culture and learning in the Cherokee Nation. See Park Hill Press.

Park Hill Press

Cherokee County
Location: 1/2 mile east of junction of US-62 and OK-82 on south edge of Tahlequah.
Material: Aluminum
Topics: American Indians, Mass Communication, Religion/Philosophy

In 1837, Reverend Samuel Worcester moved his printing plant from Union Mission to Park Hill. Over the next quarter-century, more than 25 million pages were printed in English and American Indian languages.

Riley's Chapel

Cherokee County
Location: 1/2 mile east of junction of US-62 and OK-82 on south edge of Tahlequah.
Material: Aluminum
Topics: Religion/Philosophy, Westward Expansion 1803–1861, American Indians

In 1843, Reverend Thomas Bertholf built Riley's Chapel on a hill south of the Cherokee capital. The first annual Indian Mission Conference of the Methodist Church was held at the chapel on October 23, 1844. The building was razed in 1868.


Cherokee County
Location: on OK-51 between Lee and Morris Streets in Tahlequah
Material: Aluminum
Topics: American Indians, Government, Mass Communication

Tahlequah was the capital of the Cherokee Nation until statehood and the closing of the Cherokee government. Oklahoma's first newspaper, the Cherokee Advocate, was printed here. The last Cherokee capitol, constructed on the city square in 1872, became the Cherokee County courthouse at statehood.

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