Learn how to make traditional pucker-toe moccasins

January 18, 2017

Registration now available for 2017 classes at Cherokee National Prison Museum

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism is hosting a series of cultural classes to learn the art of making traditional pucker-toe moccasins. The Saturday workshops are scheduled for March 11, July 15, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 at the Cherokee National Prison Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration costs $35 and is available online at www.cherokeegiftshop.com. Early registration is recommended, as class size is limited to 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

All materials will be provided to make traditional pucker-toe moccasins, which were historically worn by the Cherokee people. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

The Cherokee National Prison was the only penitentiary building in Indian Territory from 1875 to 1901. It housed sentenced and accused prisoners from throughout the territory. The interpretive site and museum give visitors an idea about how law and order operated in Indian Territory. The site features a working blacksmith area and reconstructed gallows, exhibits about famous prisoners and daring escapes, local outlaws and Cherokee patriots, jail cells and much more.

The Cherokee National Prison Museum is located at 124 E. Choctaw St.

For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please call (877) 779-6977 or visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.