The Cherokee people are deeply connected to the land and historic locations across our reservation in northeast Oklahoma. Decades before statehood, Cherokees built the first schools, courthouses, modern roads and more in this place. The historic sites on our reservation are a testament to the resilience of the Cherokee people, who built thriving new communities from scratch after our removal on the Trail of Tears.
Cherokee Nation is committed to celebrating and preserving those historically significant sites. They are vital reminders of our history, and we must preserve them to honor the accomplishments and sacrifices of our ancestors and to educate future generations.