Our latest addition to the Talbot online bookstore (and available at the TL&M) is a new book by John Sedgwick published in April 2018. It is the story of the feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs -- Major Ridge and John Ross-- from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. Their enmity would lead to war, forced removal from their homeland, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. At first, the two men are friends and allies who negotiate with almost every American president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. But as the threat to their land and their people increases, they break with each other on the subject of removal. The author has done extensive research on this often told story and presents fascinating material to support his research. This book is "Riveting, Engrossing, American Epic”. Cost is $30 and can be purchased here.
We've recently added a new book online. It is also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK. The book is Border Stories - Arkansas/Indian Territory, Volume 1 (1839-1890).
Local author, Terrell L. Shields, has compiled several stories in this Volume 1 about local history and happenings, along the Arkansas-Indian Territory border. Many of these involve his ancestors. Terrell has done extensive research in the area for years, and many of his articles have been printed in T L & M Genealogy and Goingsnake Messenger publications. The Chapter titles are: Seven Deaths of Jehu Chastain; The Vegetarian Harmonial Society; Battle of Hico that Wasn’t; Peter Sager Loses His Claim, Mary Lee Whinery-a Courageous Teen; The Fisher-Shannon Feud; The Cane Hill Murders; Union Men Hung by the Union; Sarah Ridge & Cephas Washburn; Buck Brown’s Mill; Grey Alice v. Ruin-Belle Starr’s Race; the Early Border Roads. This book would be of interest to anyone researching Benton and Washington County, Arkansas and Indian Territory(Delaware County, Oklahoma) history. Terrell has done extensive research on the very early roads of the area.....very interesting!
The book is paperback with 102 pages. The price is $10. Order it here!
The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) will be participating in the NW Arkansas History Resource Fair on Saturday, July 14! This event is hosted by the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, AR! Visit with representatives from TL&M and other area museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies to learn what resources are available to help you in your pursuit of local history. This event is free and open to the public. Come join us!
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 email@example.com 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.
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