Tahlonteeskee


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Western Cherokee capitol, 1829-39, and Court ground for Cherokee Nation. Named for the chief who secured the establishment of Dwight Mission in Arkansas Ter. His brother, John Jolly, served at this capitol as chief, and Sam Houston often visited here. It was Chief Jolly who had given Houston the famous name "The Raven" - Cholonah - an old, Cherokee war title.


Directions:

On U.S. Highway 64 about two miles east of Gore, Oklahoma, at the historic park, east of the Illinois River, Sequoyah County.*

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Links: * Directions from Mark of Heritage by Muriel H. Wright

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