November 22, 2017
WHAT: Book-signing for Cherokee National Treasures book
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Cherokee Gift Shop
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
777 W. Cherokee Street
TULSA, Okla. – Cherokee Nation is hosting a book-signing in Tulsa for the recently released “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words.”
The signing will take place Dec. 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cherokee Gift Shop, located inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Several Cherokee National Treasures will be on hand to sign copies of the book, which can be purchased in the gift shop for $49.99.
“Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words” gives readers an exclusive opportunity to get to know each Cherokee National Treasure through their own stories, and also what motivates them to teach and carry on Cherokee language and traditions.
The Cherokee National Treasure award was established in 1988 by the tribe and Cherokee National Historical Society. To date, the tribe has awarded 94 Cherokee Nation citizens the honor of Cherokee National Treasure to those who have shown exceptional knowledge of Cherokee art and culture. Those selected actively work to preserve and revive traditional cultural practices that are in danger of being lost from generation to generation.
Cherokee Nation published the book with Pamela Jumper Thurman and Cherokee National Treasure Shawna Morton Cain serving as editors. Cherokee National Treasures Kathryn Kelley, Betty Jo Smith, Lorene Drywater, Dorothy Ice, Al Herrin, Bessie Russell, Edith Catcher Knight, Thelma Vann Forrest, Durbin Feeling, Donald Vann and Betty Christie Frogg served on the Cherokee National Treasures Book Review Board.
To purchase a copy of “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words,” visit any Cherokee Nation Gift Shop or www.cherokeegiftshop.com. Copies can also be purchased at most major book stores and online at www.amazon.com.