CHEROKEE CAPITAL CHAPTERTahlequah, Oklahoma
|On December 29, 1939, Mrs. Kate Fite
Smullins formed our organization as theTahlequah Chapter. Our name was
later changed to Cherokee Capital Chapter, to better represent the city of
Tahlequah. Our Chapter includes members from many of the surrounding
Tahlequah is one of the most historically significant cities west of
the Mississippi. Our region boasts of sparkling lakes and rivers, with
beautiful hills and valleys. We have historic attractions such as the Old
Cherokee Capital Building; Cherokee National Prison; Murrell Home;
Thompson House; Carnegie Public Library, and Northeastern State
University. The Cherokee Heritage Center consists of Cherokee National
Museum; Adam's Corner Rural Village; and Tsa-La-Gi Trail of Tears Drama;
and Ancient Village. The scenic beauty of Lake Tenkiller, Fort Gibson
Lake, and the Illinois River is unsurpassed. NSU hosts many events of
cultural interest for all ages, young and old.
Every Chapter meeting promotes DAR objectives; i.e. historical, educational, patriotic, and the values of our United States Constitution and ROTC Award NSU.
Chapter meetings are held the third Tuesday of each
month, September through June. Cherokee Capital Chapter takes an
active roll in the high school ROTC Award Program, providing recognition
for outstanding ROTC seniors. We are honored to present DAR Good Citizen
Essay medals to an outstanding high school senior; and DAR awards to the
winners of the American History Essay Contest each year.
Ancestors of Members
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