Cherokee Communities in Northeast Oklahoma

Cherokee Communities in Northeast Oklahoma
Cherokee Communities in Northeast Oklahoma. Source:

The Cherokee Nation (ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ / Tsalagihi Ayeli) is the largest federally-recognized tribe in the United States with 300,000 enrolled members. Headquartered in the city of Tahlequah (ᏓᎵᏆ), the Cherokee Nation has a tribal jurisdictional area spanning 14 counties in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma – an area where the Cherokee people resettled after being forced from their homeland following the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and subsequent Trail of Tears (ᎨᏥᎧᎲᏓ ᎠᏁᎬᎢ). The map on the left shows rivers, lakes, counties, and Cherokee communities in Northeast Oklahoma labelled in English, while the map on the right is labelled in the Cherokee language (ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ / Tsalagi Gawonihisdi).

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