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The Andrew Nave Letters: New Cherokee Source Material at Northeastern State College

Description: Article discusses the contents of the Andrew Nave Letters, a collection donated by the Nave family to Northeastern State University. Since Andrew Nave ran a store in Tahlequah and Park Hill and was the son-in-law of Cherokee chief John Ross, the materials can serve as a source of information for the business affairs of the Cherokee Nation.
Date: Spring 1952
Creator: Ballenger, T. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

State Protection of Historical Centers

Description: Article introduces and transcribes the round-table discussion of members of the Oklahoma Historical Society at their annual meeting at Tahlequah on May 7 regarding state protection of historical centers. Berlin B. Chapman records what was said by Dr. J. Stanley Clark, Colonel George H. Shirk, Dr. Emma Estill-Harbour, Miss Muriel H. Wright, Mr. Thomas J. Harrison, Dr. Berlin B. Chapman, Dr. Anna Lewis, and Dr. Angie Debo.
Date: Summer 1951
Creator: Chapman, Berlin B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Restoration of the Worcester Cemetery, Old Park Hill

Description: Article describes the project led by the Oklahoma Historical Society to acquire and preserve the Worcester Mission cemetery at Park Hill. T. L. Ballenger discusses the history of Worcester cemetery and includes a roster of the individuals buried there.
Date: Summer 1953
Creator: Ballenger, T. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Cultural Relations Between Two Pioneer Communities

Description: Article compares the communities of Cane Hill, Arkansas, and Tahlequah, Oklahoma and the progress of the two regions in the Cherokee Nation. T. L. Ballenger discusses the development of national seminaries in the areas and the people who settled there.
Date: Autumn 1956
Creator: Ballenger, T. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Park Hill's Ross Cemetery

Description: Article relates the results of the survey that took place in Fall 2000 and Spring 2001 by Lois E. Wilson Albert and members of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society to thoroughly document the Ross Cemetery at Park Hill for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ross Cemetery contains the remains of members of one of the most prominent Cherokee families of the nineteenth century.
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Wilson Albert, Lois E.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Cherokee Male Seminary Baseball Team, 1876-1908

Description: Article traces the history of baseball at the Cherokee Male Seminary, chronicling the names of the men who played and the successes and failures of the teams.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: McCullagh, James G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Gridiron Pioneers at the Cherokee National Male Seminary, 1896-1909

Description: Article tells the story of Cherokee National Male Seminary's football team and its players who shaped the legacy of the team and the future of the Cherokee Nation.
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: McCullagh, James G. & Schmidt, Stephanie
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 90, Number 4, Winter 2012-13

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 90, Number 4, Winter 2012-13. It includes James G. McCullagh's "Mayme Jane Starr (1879-1901): A "Cherokee Rose Bud" and Her Family Remembered," a short article that remembers the life of Mayme Jane Starr, a Cherokee woman and educator at Cherokee National Female Seminary.
Date: Winter 2012
Creator: McCullagh, James G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Rex Brinlee: The Man and His Escape

Description: This article tells the story of notorious criminal Rex Brinlee, who is best known for his multiple escapes from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The article interweaves the details of his crimes with larger state events, including the McAlester Prison Riot.
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: Reavis, Jack Anthony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

From Termination to Self-Determination: Indian Health in Oklahoma, 1954-1980, Part 2

Description: The second part of this two-part article continues the evaluation of the problems in Indian healthcare and the campaign led by Senators Fred Harris and Dewey Bartlett to correct a record of neglect. The healthcare problem after 1970 was linked to a new federal policy of tribal self-determination.
Date: Spring 2008
Creator: Lowitt, Richard, 1922-2018
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Simon Ralph "S.R." Walkingstick: A Cherokee Leader

Description: Article traces the life and genealogy of S. R. Walkingstick to show the ways in which one Cherokee family contributed to the tribal and state community.
Date: Summer 2018
Creator: McCullagh, James G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Diana, Tiana, or Talihina? The Myth and Mystery of Sam Houston's Cherokee Wife

Description: Article examines the identity of Sam Houston's part-Cherokee wife, who has been attributed several different names in historical documentation related to her existence. Stan Hoig investigates the women who might have possibly been confused with Diana, Tiana, or Talahina Houston, as well as how this confusion left its mark on a grave.
Date: Summer 1986
Creator: Hoig, Stan
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Park Hill Mission: Letters from a Missionary Family

Description: Article describes the lives of Reverend Joseph Leiper, wife Fanny Leiper, and Joseph's aunt Margeret McCarrell in their lives as Presbyterian missionaries running the Park Hill Mission, which functioned as both a church and a school for Cherokee residents of the area. Krisitna L. Southwell also describes the founding of the McCarrell Institute, one of the only schools for African American children in the area at the time.
Date: Summer 2000
Creator: Southwell, Kristina L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Ensign L. L. Culver: "You can call me salty now"

Description: Article recounts the life and rigorous training experience of undertaker-turned-ensign L.L. Culver in the United States navy in the early years of World War II. Brad Agnew reconstructs the officer's experiences from letters sent home, and concludes the article with the beginning of a journey that is continued in the Spring 2003 issue of The Chronicles of Oklahoma.
Date: Winter 2002
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Final Campaign: The Confederate Offensive of 1864

Description: Article details the campaign of Confederate Major General Samuel Bell Maxey against the federal army at Forts Smith and Gibson in Indian Territory. Tom Franzmann attests that the campaign is often overlooked in Oklahoma history and requires a more thorough exposure to determine its effectiveness.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Franzmann, Tom
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Legacy of Education: The History of the Cherokee Seminaries

Description: Article depicts the construction and history of the Cherokee National Female and Male Seminaries near Park Hill. Brad Agnew highlights accounts from educators, students, Indian agents, and the Cherokee administration to provide a more complete picture of the legacy and impact of these institutions.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

When the Cherokee Nation was a Mormon Sanctuary

Description: Article outlines the migration of Mormons from Texas to Utah in the mid-1800s, focusing on the period they spent living in the Cherokee Nation before deciding whether to continue their trek or stay and settle in Indian Territory.
Date: Summer 2017
Creator: LeBaron, Allen
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Educational and Cultural Influences of the Cherokee Seminaries

Description: Article discusses the impact of studying at the Cherokee national seminaries through a paper read at the "Homecoming" of the Cherokee Seminaries Students Association meeting at Tahlequah on May 7, 1958. Ida Wetzel Tinnin discusses her own experiences as a graduate, the curriculum and environment of the schools, and the events that provided a historical backdrop for their growth.
Date: Spring 1959
Creator: Tinnin, Ida Wetzel
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Colored High School of the Cherokee Nation

Description: Article discusses the call for and establishment of a high school for freedmen in the Cherokee Nation in 1890, the rights black freed persons had in early Indian Territory, the students who attended the school, and records of the school.
Date: Winter 1952
Creator: Ballenger, T. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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