The Pardoned

June 16, 2017 - January 1, 2018
124 E Choctaw St
Tahlequah, OK 74464

The Cherokee National Prison held some of Indian Territory’s roughest characters during its operation. As the only penitentiary building in the entire Indian Territory from 1875 to 1901, it housed sentenced or accused prisoners from throughout the territory and was created for the purpose of reformation as well as punishment for offenders. While many prisoners served out their sentences, others were granted pardons for various reasons. Come visit the Cherokee National Prison Museum beginning June 16 to learn more about some of the individuals who received pardons and how imprisonment, and release, changed their lives.

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