Mr. Gary Williamson has lived on his property in Siloam Springs, Arkansas for 35 years. Recently he discovered this beautiful piece on his property.
He brought it to the Talbot Library and Museum for us to review. Mr. Williamson is curious to know if anyone has any information on who may have made it and where it may have come from.
The initials on the piece are "CD".
If you have any information on this piece, please contact the Talbot Library and they can put you in touch with Mr. Williamson.
You may also comment here. We'd love your thoughts about the piece!
"Imagine standing in a room in a large museum....... What if these objects could speak? What would they tell you about themselves? How have they been used? Where did they come from? How did they get to this museum? Whom do they belong to?"
--Ari Berk & Carolyn Dunn
Our newest book is Number 8 in the series, Records of the Moravians Among The Cherokees!
Records of the Moravians Among The Cherokees, Volume 8 (1828-1830): March to Removal, Part 3" covers the brief span of just two and one half years, 1828-July 1830 when events sealed the fate of the Cherokees east of the Mississippi. Though some Cherokees had emigrated to the west, the majority chose to remain in their ancestral homeland. Changes came quickly, those who stayed were given choices of emigration or live as second-class citizens under Georgia laws.
Read more about this great new addition or purchase it here!
Our friends at the Cherokee Family Research Center are presenting the Five Tribes Ancestry Conference on June7-9, 2018 in Sulphur, OK at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.
Keynote Speaker for this event is Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield.
Registration is $150 per person. For more information, please contact Ashley Thirsty-Vann at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (888)999-6007.
You can download and print the registration form we have included just below.
We have just added this new book by Mabel Washbourne Anderson to our online store......also available at the Talbot Library and Museum.
This book is a revised edition paperback originally published in 1931.
The author was the granddaughter of Rev.Cephas Washburn, missionary to the Cherokees. Stand Watie was her great-uncle.
You can buy online by clicking here: The Life of General Stand Watie and Contemporary Cherokee History
We hope you plan to join us for Old Settlers Day celebration at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK on Saturday, June 2, 2018!
Festivities begin at 9AM! We will have our annual book and bake sale....along with Hamburger/Hotdog dinners, and live music!
And don't forget to get your tickets for a chance to win a quilt, casino package, or restaurant gift card package. Drawing will be June 2 at 3PM during Old Settlers Day festivities at the Talbot Library and Museum.
Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00! You can get tickets at the Talbot Library and Museum, from a Talbot Staff or Board Member or by mail at:
Talbot Library & Museum
P.O. Box 549
Colcord, OK 74338
(Included name, payment and contact info)
Make plans to join us! It is always a fun day!
The Talbot Library & Museum will be a book vendor at the April 14 genealogy seminar hosted by the Cherokee Family Research Center! The Talbot Library and Museum specializes in Cherokee history and genealogy, including Northeast Oklahoma & Northwest Arkansas. It will be a very good seminar for persons interested in Cherokee genealogy. The seminar will be held at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art at 2021 E. 71st in Tulsa, OK from 8:30AM to 3PM.
Participants at the seminar will learn to begin their ancestry search and discover various resources available to them.
See you There!
Check out our online book store at http://www.talbotlibrary.org/online-bookstore.html for a list of books that we offer!
Click this link to more info on the genealogy seminar.
We've just added three great new books to our online store. These books are also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK. Our address is found here!
NED CHRISTIE, THE CREATION OF AN OUTLAW AND CHEROKEE HERO By Devon A. Mihesuah
This is a long awaited, newly published (2018) book about local legend, Ned Christie. Much has been written about him, but the author has done extensive research and presents some new material. The late, Roy Hamilton, Cherokee historian and Christie family member, contributed information to the book, and endorsed the authors research. More info and purchase here.
MURDER IN THE COUNTY, 50 TRUE STORIES OF THE OLD WEST (WASHINGTON COUNTY ARKANSAS)
By Denele Campbell
Here is another recently published book(2017) of interest to historians and researchers. Denele Campbell is a resident of Washington County, AR, author and historian. She has done extensive research on the subject of these murders and violent incidents during the years of 1838-1898. More info and purchase here.
HILDEBRAND’S MILLS: TWO CIVIL WAR INDUSTRIES ON FLINT CREEK, CHEROKEE NATION
Presented by Talbot Library & Museum, and Goingsnake District Heritage Association
We are presenting a booklet, originally prepared in 2004 , to support information and funding by the then active Beck-Hildebrand Mill Museum Association for the purpose of restoring the Mill. The original Mill was built circa 1840’s, then destroyed by a flood in 1892. The replacement structure was completed in 1907 and referred to as the Beck Mill after its builder, Aaron Head Beck. The Beck Mill operated until 1967. Research was done on the importance of the Mill during the Civil War for this publication. More info and purchase here.
We just added D. Bruce Howell's latest book to our online book store! The book is also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK.
Dr. Howell's latest book is Cherokee Echoes: Tales of Northeastern Oklahoma. Published in December 2017, this book contains 109 chapters of fascinating history of various people and places of Northeastern Oklahoma. Just a few of the chapters are about places: Strang, Cowskin Prairie, Fort Wayne, Miami, Fort Gibson to mention a few. Other chapters cover stories about some of the people and subjects of the area. Arthur Stilwell, Vinnie Reams, Cherokee Light horse Police, "Wanna Be a Cherokee", Cherokee Justice, The Gospel Wagon, et. It is a fine source for anyone interested in the history and people of the region.
Click here to buy the book!
Sue Parham passed away on August 2, 2017 at the age of 86 years old. Sue was a great friend to the Talbot Library & Museum. She donated numerous items and shared her genealogy research with us. She was a descendant of several prominent Cherokee families, including the Duncan and Carselowey families. She will be greatly missed. Her obituary is below:
Sue Korthank Parham, passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, NM at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lloyd of Las Vegas, NM; daughters Kim Parham of Albuquerque, NM, Kerry Holderbaum and her husband mark of Denton, TX, K'Ann Parham of Allen, TX; granddaughters: Carla Luera and husband Jeremias of Lewisville, TX and Kristen Stewart and husband Millard of Suwanee, GA; grandsons: Jesse Holderbaum and fiance Jennifer Clark and Linden Holderbaum of Denton, TX and great grandchildren, Alyssa, Zander, Luke, Noah and Nicholas. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Buck Parham; and and infant daughter, Carla Kay.
She was born on September 29, 1930 in Rose, Oklahoma to Johnie Mae and Conrad Korthank. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M University in 1952 with and Arts & Sciences degree. She married Lloyd Parham, her college sweetheart in 1952. After graduation, she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and became a resident of Las Vegas in 1962.
Sue was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Her grandfather was Red Cloud Duncan, the last High Sheriff of the Cherokee Nation. She was proud to pass her native American heritage on to her children and grandchildren. She was an avid genealogist, helping many people throughout the nation trace their heritage. She was active in the First United Methodist Church in Las Vegas. She Worked many years at the Carnegie Library as well as serving on the library board. She was a volunteer with the Las Vegas Genealogy Society, the community soup kitchen, the Las Vega Crisis Center, and volunteered as an organist with the First Christian Church when she first moved to Las Vegas. She loved singing with the NMHU concert community choir. She also loved exploring northern New Mexico often taking her young children wit her while walking the Santa Fe Trail looking for relics.
Her children are most proud of her adventuresome spirit, acerbic with, lyrical singing voice, and the ability to make friends with everyone. Not to mention her immense patience with her four children throughout their childhoods. Her family and friends now and will forever feel her presence. A memorial service was held on August 8, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church. Rosemary Pierson officiated the ceremony with the eulogy given by pastor and long time friend Ellen Swain. Burial was scheduled for a later date at the Elm Grove Indian Cemetery in Rose, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Talbot Library and Museum, 500 S. Colcord Ave., Colcord, Oklahoma, 74338.
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