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Address: Tahlequah, OK

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Opened my eyes to the Indians' plight

The Cherokee Nation is centered in Tahlequah, OK. High school students attend Sequoia and live in dorms. They are Cherokee children who are finding their way. The Tahlequah... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
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Magalia, California
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Many of the stops have no markers to indicate what happened there or its significance. We gave up after going to about 8 sites. Was very disappointed.

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Poteau, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful paved walking trail through the 'woods' behind the Murrell Home historic site. No bikes or skateboards allowed. There is a bird bath tucked into one of the alcoves and the remains of a outdoor movie theatre with fire pit (in the 70's this was used by the Park Service to show movies to youth about nature conservancy).

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Magalia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The Cherokee Nation is centered in Tahlequah, OK. High school students attend Sequoia and live in dorms. They are Cherokee children who are finding their way. The Tahlequah History Trail is a museum and historical monument depicting the Trail of Tears as the proud Cherokee Nation walked from Florida to Oklahoma. Here is a good beginning to appreciate early American... More 

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My Cherokee ancestor left the tribe, moving to the Delta, one generation before the Trail of Tears. My family migrate north as far as SE Missouri, so I grew up close to one of the trails. I was familiar with the stories and studied the history on my own. This museum tells the story of this great American injustice in... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

There is not too much to this trail, but what is there is fun to learn about and see. There are signs that were sufficient, in my opinion, to guide you easily through the trail and steer you to where you need to go. I chose to walk back up the downtown area after completing the trail to add a... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

It's a bit hard to navigate at times, but very informative! There are some very beautiful landmarks along the trail, we couldn't visit them all!

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Russellville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Not well marked but the house and history were interesting. It is self guided and you may take pictures inside the house. There were woman from the historical society there to get us started and answer any questions we had. History buffs will like this but if you are not a history buff you probably wouldn't want to drive out... More 

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Vian, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Old southern mansion saved during the war. Built by the Scottsman Murrel who had married a daughter of Cherokee Chief John Ross. The ole place was refurbished through the Cherokee tribe, and a granddaughter, who had played there as a child, had sought out the furnishings for it. Story line is good with its connections to the tribe. But has... More 

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This short trail near NSU along Town Branch in the heart of Tahlequah is a level, paved path featuring kiosks along the way explaining the history of Tahlequah, Norhteastern State Universtiy, and the Cherokee Nation. Great for the whole family and handicapped accessible.

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NLR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

We drove 4 hours just to see this and it was worth it! Great historical experience and if you love Native American history and culture you're in for a real treat. Great fun for the whole family!

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