Lunchtime Discussion Showcases the Legacy of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief John Ross

Cherokee Principal Chief John Ross

Cherokee Principal Chief John Ross

Public invited to brown bag discussion on August 2

Published July 25, 2016

TAHLEQUAH – Join Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism in honoring the legacy of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief John Ross at the John Ross Museum on August 2.

The one-hour discussion begins at noon and will be led by Amanda Pritchett, historical interpreter of the George M. Murrell Home historic site.

John Ross was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828–1866, serving longer in this position than any other person. During his service to the Cherokee people as Principal Chief, Ross witnessed devastation by both the Indian removals and the U.S. Civil War.

The lunchtime discussion is open to the public and free to attend. Guests are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. The museum will also offer free admission throughout the day.

The John Ross Museum highlights the life of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation for more than 38 years, and houses exhibits and interactive displays on the Trail of Tears, Civil War, Cherokee Golden Age and Cherokee Nation’s passion for education. The museum is housed in an old, rural school building known as School #51 and sits at the foot of Ross Cemetery, where John Ross and other notable Cherokee citizens are buried. The John Ross Museum is located at 22366 S. 530 Rd. in Park Hill, Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation museums are open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please call (877) 779-6977 or visit

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