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Cherokee Supreme Court Building, 130 East Keetoowah Street, Tahlequah, Cherokee County, OK



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Item Title
Cherokee Supreme Court Building, 130 East Keetoowah Street, Tahlequah, Cherokee County, OK

Location
130 East Keetoowah Street, Tahlequah, OK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OK-26
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-27).
Building/structure dates: 1844 initial construction
Significance: In 1844 the Cherokee National Government constructed its first permanent structure in the new Cherokee Nation at Tahlequah, which had been designated as the seat of government in 1839. This building stands as one of the oldest houses of democratic government in the West. It was the only official building of the Cherokee to survive the Civil War. Aside from its original Supreme Court capacity, it has served the Tahlequah District Court and the offices of the Cherokee Advocate during the Cherokee Nation, and now houses the Cherokee County, Oklahoma, Board of Education.

Subjects
Education
Fires
Indians Of North America


Related Names
Price, James S.
Smalling, Walter, Photographer
Hnedak, John D., Historian
Grashof, Bethanie C., Delineator
Higgins, Vicki J., Delineator
Holmes, Nicholas H., Delineator
Swayze, Roger D., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS
3. EAST ELEVATION, SHOWING RELATIONSHIP TO CHEROKEE NATIONAL CAPITOL BUILDING


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