A new exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center will offer an exclusive look at artifacts from the Cherokee National Archives. The exhibit may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday this week only at the Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill, Okla.
“Preserving Cherokee Culture: Holding the Past for the Future” will feature nearly 50 iconic historical artifacts, including General Stand Watie’s bowie knife and a hand-written draft of the Articles of Agreement between the U.S. government and the Cherokee Nation from 1866. Additional items include stone and shell artifacts, photographs of notable Cherokees and portions of the center’s extensive basket collection.
The Cherokee National Archives has more than 40,000 items in collections and 200,000 items in archives dating back to pre-European contact.
Visit www.CherokeeHeritage.org for information.