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Cherokee Square Monuments


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Several monuments of interest have been erected on Cherokee Square surrounding the Capitol Building.

* Monument to General Stand Watie the only full-blood Indian Brigadier General in the Confederate Army.

* Monument to John Ross: Principal Chief of the Cherokee, 1828 - 1866

* Miniature Statue of Liberty Erected in 1950 by the Boy Scouts of America during their 40th Anniversary Crusade to Strengthen the Arm of Liberty.

* Veterans Monument: Installed by the Disabled American Veterans and dedicated to all war veterans.

* Memorial to the Confederate Dead: Erected in 1913 by the Colonial William Penn Adair Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

* The Cherokee Advocate: First legal newspaper in Oklahoma, established September 26, 1884.

* First Telephone in Oklahoma and the first telephone in the Mississippi Valley west of St. Louis, 1885.


Come visit us in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Tsa-La-Gi Outdoor Theater

Also located on the grounds of the Cherokee Heritage Center is the Tsa-La-Gi Theater, a 1,200

Tahlequah, OK Theatres

Cherokee National Prison

This sandstone building was erected in 1874 and originally had three stories. The third story was removed in 1925

Tahlequah, OK Historic Buildings

Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village

The Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village has been hailed as one of America's finest living museums. It recreates the lifestyle of the Cherokees during the 16th century, prior to European contact. Realistic in design, the Village captures the living conditions of the Cherokee People.

Tahlequah, OK Museums

Memorial to the Confederate Dead

Erected in 1913 by the Colonial William Penn Adair Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

Tahlequah, OK Memorials

Seminary Hall at Northeastern State University

This four-year regional university has a long and colorful heritage which began in 1846 when the Cherokee National Council authorized establishment of the National Male Seminary and National Female Seminary.

Tahlequah, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do Monuments near Tahlequah, OK