The first book is "Oklahoma Black Cherokees". This is a newly published paperback book containing histories and information about the evolution of what it means to be Cherokee over the last century. In 1851 Cherokee census revealed a total population nearing 18,000, which included 1,844 slaves and 64 free blacks.
You can read the description and purchase this book here!
The second new book is "Cherokee In Controversy: The Life of Jesse Bushyhead".
This book was published in May 2017 and is about the life of one of the Cherokee Nation’s most illustrious leaders. Jesse Bushyhead was prominent in Cherokee affairs prior to Removal, and served as a missionary. He was a detachment leader during the forced Removal known as Trail of Tears. He was also a participant in the forming of the new Cherokee government in the Cherokee Nation, and served as a chief justice of the Cherokee Supreme Court. The author is Dr. Dan Wimberly, a recently retired Oklahoma Wesleyan University professor.
You can read the description and purchase this book here!
The Talbot Library and Museum has added two new books for sale at the online store and at the library.
The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) will be vendors on September 2, 2017 during the 65th Annual Cherokee National Holiday 2017.
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!
From the Cherokee Nation website:
"Osiyo! We invite you to join us for the Cherokee National Holiday, a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness and reuniting families. Thousands of Cherokees and visitors from across the United States and abroad make the pilgrimage to the historic Cherokee Nation capital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to renew friendships and celebrate the Cherokee spirit. The holiday has been observed annually since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution and the Act of Union reuniting Cherokees both East and West after the Trail of Tears. With an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events, it has grown into one of the largest festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the world."
For more information on the Cherokee National Holiday visit the Cherokee Nation website.
Mark your calendar! The Talbot Library and Museum will host the Goingsnake District Heritage Association Meeting on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10AM in the Springtown Schoolhouse.
Dr Bruce Howell, author of "1806: Settling the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory" and "Pathfinders: 19th Century Pioneers of Cherokee Territory" will be the guest speaker.
Dr. Howell is a retired educator. He was the Superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools twice and was Dean of the College of Education at the University of Tulsa. Dr. Howell retired to the Grand Lake area in 1993 and has pursuing his interest in Oklahoma history ever since.
You may find both of Dr. Bruce Howell's book here in our online bookstore and the books are also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK.
We hope to see you at the Goingsnake Meeting in July!
Old Settlers Day celebration at the Talbot Library and Museum included lots of food and fun. Those attending watched the Old Settlers Day Parade, ate hamburgers and hotdogs, bought books, participated in prize drawings, and purchased baked goods like Tana Turney's great fried pies at our bake sale.
We all enjoyed seeing our won Grace Puffinbarger in the parade as Miss Talbot Library and Museum.
We want to thank everyone who prepared, volunteered, cooked, cleaned, and attended this year's event. It was a great success. And congratulations to this year's prize winners: Drew Clark (Casino Package), Shelly LaRue (Quilt), Tim Cochran (Gift Card Package #1), Brooklyn Pouge (Gift Card Package #2), and Sheri Sharp (Gift Card Package #3).
Join us for the Old Settlers Day celebration at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK on Saturday, June 3, 2017!
Festivities begin at 9AM! We will have our annual book and bake sale....along with Hamburger/Hotdog dinners, and live music! We will have prize drawings for a quilt, a food/restaurant gift card bundle, and a Cherokee Casino gift package!
Put it on your calendar and make plans to join us! It is always a fun day!
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”. The pathfinders he talks about in this publication include: Explorers, Early Settlers, Cherokee Transitional Leaders, God’s Emissaries, and Nation Builders. This book is a fascinating history of well-known and not so well-known “pathfinders” of Cherokee Territory.
Paperback, 191 pages. $20.00
This book is available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK or online here!
This is a 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”. Published in 2003 by University of California Press. Paperback, 223 pages, inc.index. $29.95
To buy, 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. The book covers major events, including the infamous Trail of Tears to Indian Territory, the Bell Detachment on that journey, and the rebuilding of their lives afterwards. The author has done many years of research, as is shown by the bibliography and acknowledgments sections. This book is 451 pages and is paperback.
To order and read about this book click here!
We have a great new book in our online store! This book is also available at the Talbot Library in Colcord, Oklahoma.
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. Mr Price examines published reports, as well as government workers and artist-travelers drawn to the region by the changing fortunes of the traditional Indian cultures in the wake of non-Indian settlement before Oklahoma statehood.
The book has a price of $34.95 and would make a great gift for any art, history, or Native American enthusiast!
Order it here!
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