Local & Regional
6:38 am
Sun April 27, 2014

New Cherokee Exhibit Coming to Oklahoma Casino

Chief Bill John Baker
Credit KWGS News File Photo

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is unveiling a life-size exhibit showcasing Cherokee life prior to the Trail of Tears at one of its casinos in eastern Oklahoma.

The exhibit at the Cherokee Casino and Hotel West Siloam Springs depicts a husband and wife from the late 1790s to the early 1800s in a Cherokee homestead.

The exhibit, called Deep Creek, is named after a location in North Carolina where many Cherokee towns and homes once prospered prior to the Cherokees removal to present-day Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the exhibit will add to the overall experience of West Siloam Springs. He says the display will give people a realistic feel for what life was like for tribal members' Cherokee ancestors.

Chief Bill John Baker
Credit KWGS News File Photo

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is unveiling a life-size exhibit showcasing Cherokee life prior to the Trail of Tears at one of its casinos in eastern Oklahoma.

The exhibit at the Cherokee Casino and Hotel West Siloam Springs depicts a husband and wife from the late 1790s to the early 1800s in a Cherokee homestead.

The exhibit, called Deep Creek, is named after a location in North Carolina where many Cherokee towns and homes once prospered prior to the Cherokees removal to present-day Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the exhibit will add to the overall experience of West Siloam Springs. He says the display will give people a realistic feel for what life was like for tribal members' Cherokee ancestors.