Order in the Courts – A Brief History of the District Courthouses of the Cherokee Nation in the 19th Century

By Krystan Moser
on August 25, 2015

Prior to the Trail of Tears and removal to Indian Territory, the Cherokee Nation existed in our eastern homelands of what are now North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. The Cherokees operated schools, courts and a bilingual newspaper and had a written constitution that laid out the foundations of a government and the laws the courts upheld.

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The Cost of Free Land

By Krystan Moser
on July 9, 2015

On September 16, 1893, a shot rang out and more than 100,000 settlers raced to stake a claim on one of 42,000 homesteads in the Cherokee Outlet. The largest of the Oklahoma land runs, the 1893 run opened more land than any other individual run.

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‘War Horse’ covers the track at Will Rogers Downs

By Alicia Buffer
on April 30, 2015

Chatter circulates the track as the trainers, jockeys and staff at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs discover there is a movie star in their midst for the spring season. The star, however, is not an actor, director or stunt double. The one they keep talking about is a horse.

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Lee Creek: Rebuilding by Waterway

By Krystan Moser
on March 12, 2015

Winding its way through Sequoyah County is a nearly 65-mile long waterway known as Lee Creek. The state of Oklahoma designated the waterway a “State Scenic River” despite its name.

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Chef offers delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipe

By Shelby LeFlore
on March 10, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Chef Nicholas Andoe offers a tasty Irish-inspired recipe for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This flavorful recipe for corned beef, cabbage and potatoes makes four servings and pairs perfectly with any favorite stout beer.

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