Old Cherokee National Capitol Building
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

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(5-02) Old Cherokee National Capitol Building. Self-Guided Tour of Historic Tahlequah: The Cherokee Council first met in 1839 under a large open shed in this area, then later in log buildings. During the Civil War, these were burned down by Cherokee General Stand Watie and his Confederate troops. After the war, the Council made provisions for a new building, and it was finished and occupied by 1870
Memorial to the Confederate Dead

(5-02) Back of the capitol


(5-02) South side of the capitol
Monument to Confederate General Stand Watie

Monument to John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee (1828-1826)


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