TULSA, Okla., (March 14, 2011) --- Shopping for authentic Native American items just got easier with the recent launch of the all-new Cherokee Nation Gift Shop website at http://www.CherokeeGiftShop.com. In a continuing effort to expand its tourism efforts, Cherokee Nation has created an online destination for authentic Native American merchandise including apparel, art, books, gifts and jewelry.

 “The all-new website launch reflects our commitment to offer authentic Native American items to people around the world,” said Molly Jarvis, Vice President of Cultural Tourism at Cherokee Nation Entertainment. “Retail is a vital part of our cultural tourism efforts and many of the products featured online help promote our identity and share our stories.”

Shoppers to the website will find a re-designed homepage that includes an area with sales information, a featured products section and a menu that provides links to the following:

- Apparel, including Cherokee Nation “Osiyo” T-shirts.

- Art, featuring authentic baskets, sculptures, paintings and gourds among other items.

- Books and References, including historical literature, cultural CDs and other materials.

- Cherokee gifts, consisting of distinctive dolls, pins, blankets and mugs.

- Jewelry, showcasing a variety of handcrafted necklaces.

Guests can also share gift information with friends or family members through Facebook and email along with other social media options made available on the page.

“The online retail experience is designed as an extension of our great customer service found in-store matched with high quality merchandise that leads to happy, repeat customers,” added Jarvis.
The Cherokee Nation Gift Shop website accepts all brands of credit card payment. Frequent shoppers are invited to register as returning customers to streamline the payment process, shop faster, obtain updates on current orders and to keep track of previous purchases.

To begin shopping, please visit http://www.CherokeeGiftShop.com.

About Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group
The Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group is managed by Cherokee Nation Entertainment and was created in 2007 to promote the story of the Cherokee people. Efforts by the Cherokee Nation include developing guided community and educational tours, creating tourism partnerships and programs throughout northeastern Oklahoma, and launching a new Cherokee tourism-specific website. For more information, please visit http://www.cherokeetourismok.com.
About Cherokee Nation Entertainment
Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the gaming, hospitality, retail and tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee Nation Entertainment operates the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, seven Cherokee Casinos, four hotels, two golf courses and many other retail operations in northeastern Oklahoma. For more information, please visit http://www.cherokeestarrewards.com.
About Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation is the sovereign operating government of the Cherokee people.  It is a federally recognized tribe of more than 300,000 Cherokee citizens, with its capital located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Employing more than 8,000 people, Cherokee Nation’s annual economic impact in Oklahoma and surrounding areas is more than $1 billion. To learn more, please visit http://www.cherokee.org.