Indian Territory Days
21192 S Keeler Dr
Experience a living classroom of Cherokee history and culture from the 1880s at the Cherokee Heritage Center's annual Indian Territory Days. Created for students from kindergarten up to 12th grade, Indian Territory Days will focus on the late 1800s prior to Oklahoma statehood. Come to Indian Territory Days in Tahlequah for educational and entertaining demonstrations and activities.
While geared toward school-age children, Indian Territory Days is also open to the public. Visitors to this annual event will enjoy trained historical interpreters at nine different cultural stations leading Cherokee cultural activities. Activities will include storytelling, blowgun shooting, Cherokee marbles, a Cherokee language lesson and more. All activities at Indian Territory Days will be held in the Adams Corner Rural Village, a 19th century recreated Cherokee rural village. Demonstrations in pottery, basket weaving and finger weaving will show children the unique Cherokee lifestyle of this time period.
After lessons in Cherokee culture, head inside the Cherokee Heritage Center to experience the museum's Trail of Tears exhibit. Come to Indian Territory Days to experience life in the 19th century. Identical activities are conducted on both days. While there is a small admission charge for all participating students, all chaperoning adults will be admitted free of charge. Call ahead for pricing and recommended reservations.