This book is newly published in December 2016 by D. Bruce Howell. He is author of previously published books concerning history of Northeastern Oklahoma, “Echoes From the Past” (two volumes); and a chronological history, “1806, The Exploration and Settlement of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory”. This new book is a fascinating history of well-known and not so well-known “pathfinders” of Cherokee Territory.
This book is available in our online bookstore and at the Talbot Library & Museum in Colcord, OK!
For more information on this book and to order, click here!
This is a book by Eva Marie Garroutte that examines “some of the many ways that American Indians speak and think about their identity”. She comments about the roles of community, rituals, and the sacred in the interpretation of this knowledge. It also contains a chart “Calculating the quantum of Indian blood”. To buy and for a link to order, click here!
This book by Gary Chapman was published in 2014, and concerns the life and family of John Francis Bell born 1829 in the Cherokee Nation East. He was born into a mixed Scot-Cherokee family. It is a fictional narrative, based on real people, the descendants of John and Charlotte Adair Bell who intermarried with Starr, Duncan and Watie families, all prominent Cherokee families. Read more about this book and order it here! You may also purchase this book at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, Oklahoma!
We have a great new book in our online store! This book is also available at the Talbot Library in Colcord, Oklahoma. It would make a great gift for any art, history, or Native American enthusiast!
This is a newly published book (October 2016) by OU Press. It contains 84 color and black and white illustrations, 160 pages, 9 x 11 inches in size. A beautiful book, containing artwork through nine decades, including scientific illustrations as well as artwork.
More info on the book here.
Order it in our online store!
We have a fun new book in our online store. The new book, Your Name In Cherokee, is an interesting 50 page booklet, that contains listings of names in English, the Cherokee phonetics of that name according to the Cherokee syllabary, and how the name is written in Cherokee syllables. Find more info on the book here or order it online in our bookstore!
The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) will be vendors on September 3 & 4, 2016 during the 64th Annual Cherokee National Holiday 2016.
We will be offering Cherokee Genealogy and History Books for Sale (Please check out our online bookstore, too!)
TL&M will be located at the Cherokee Heritage Center grounds.
Please stop by and see us!
More info here!
The Cincinnati Arkansas Heritage Research (CAHR) Group enjoyed their visit to the Talbot Library and Museum on Saturday, July 23.
"We (11 or 12) had a tremendous day Saturday when our CAHR group went to Colcord, Oklahoma and visited the Talbot Library & Museum. We took the museum exhibits in, stopped and ate lunch in their neat little school house, devoured more information in the library and headed back to Cincinnati with a few extra pieces of paper or copied notes for history or genealogy", one attendee posted on Facebook.
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A few photos from Old Settlers Day Saturday, June 4, 2016--- including our very own Miss Talbot Library and Museum, Grace Puffinbarger! A fun day for everyone!
More information coming soon!
We had a great time hosting the Goingsnake District Heritage Association meeting on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Talbot Library & Museum. A great group met in the historical Springtown Schoolhouse on our property to hear guest speaker, Assistant Professor Julie L. Reed, talk about her newly published book, "Serving the Nation - Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800-1907". Julie teaches in the Department of History at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Some of Julie's research for the book was done at the Talbot Library! We were honored to host the meeting and welcome Professor Reed back to the Talbot Library and Museum.
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The Talbot Library and Museum, Colcord OK hosted Jack and Pat Fletcher on Saturday, April 30, 2016. They are the authors of the “Cherokee Trail Diaries” Volumes 1-3.
The Fletchers spoke about their work in collecting information, including cross referencing trail diaries, that better informs us all about the Cherokee Trail. They spoke of work from several groups in several states that have pieced together the evidence and story of the Trail. Those in attendance agreed it was an expert presentation of detailed information and facts that the Fletchers have collected over many years. It was such an interesting talk. We are so glad and thankful that Pat and Jack were able to make a stop at the Talbot Library & Museum during their travels!
The Cherokee Trail was the name given to the two routes taken by Cherokees traveling west to the California gold fields in 1849 and 1850. The wagon train, consisting of people from the Cherokee Nation and Northwest Arkansas, met at the Grand Saline Salt Works on the Grand River to start their journey.
You can order their books here:
Cherokee Trail Diaries Volume 1 and 2 and
Cherokee Trail Diaries Volume 3: 1851-1900
From "Visit Cherokee Nation": Tucked away in the small town of Colcord is the Talbot Library & Museum. This unique indoor and outdoor museum specializes in the history and genealogy of northeast Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas and Cherokee Nation. Catch a glimpse of what you might see here.
The Talbot Library and Museum recently received this Cherokee Numeral Clock as a donation from Mrs. Ann Cherry. Ann is a current employee of Gates Corporation (formerly Gates Rubber Company) and has worked at the company for many years.
Former Cherokee Chief Chad Smith donated the clock to Gates Rubber Company........
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By Keri (Stinchcomb) Parker
Virgil Talbot’s mission to “Preserve a Bit of History” has been the constant theme and mission of the Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) since its inception. If we break down the meaning of the individual words in the “name” of the organization we find a very broad and complete understanding of “preserving history”.
“Talbot” – obviously, this is the surname of its found, Virgil Talbot.
In his own words…”I am proud of the name and perhaps more so than most because I came into this world without right or title to a family name and for sixty years I never knew the identity of my natural father. Mine was no joyous moment of birth—there was no proud father waiting, nor caring mother. But there was someone willing to take me into their arms and into their heart and call me their own. That person was James A. Talbot, better known as Jim. He gave me the Talbot name and I have proudly borne it ever since….The name Talbot is up there on that building, not as a tribute to me but to a man who was born on Cowskin Prairie near Grove, OK of ancestry reaching back to the Norman Coast of France, and beyond that to the Norsemen from the far north; whose people came over the long Trail of Tears and settled in this country some 150 years ago; a man who loved history and passed that love on to me; who loved to read and gave me that love.”
Read the rest of the story here.
Source: TL&M Genealogy Magazine, Volume XVIII, Number One, 2010, Page 14
The Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by inviting audiences to step back into time with its new exhibit "Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma". This exhibit opened up on November 18, 2015 and includes an object on loan from the Talbot Library and Museum-- a Grinding Box that was rescued from the Hildebrand-Beck Mill before its eventual collapse.
Click here for more information about the Exhibit, the Hildebrand-Beck mill and information for visiting the Oklahoma History Center.
The "Right Place"
by A.D. Lester
Do you remember the "Right Place"? This writer remembers it for a number of reasons.
At one time the sidewalk was made of large pieces of limestone rocks. I remember those rocks because I helped to remove them and replace them with concrete. Likely the same concrete that is there now. This I am not positive.
I was employed by W.L. Miller, a contractor, who lived west of Siloam Springs, AR after he retired.......
Read it all at "A Bit of History" Blog....