Alice Patricia Shelton, 76

Born September 12, 1944

Died October 18, 2020

Diana Lynn Sparks, 64

Born November 18, 1955

Died October 16, 2020

Travis William Carter, 33

Born November 17, 1986

Died October 14, 2020

Karen Kaye Newell, 60

Born July 15, 1960

Died October 13, 2020

Chenina Rae Miller, 51

Born September 12, 1969

Died October 13, 2020

Velma L. James, 80

Born April 23, 1940

Died October 13, 2020


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Tuesday, October 20

Wine & 9 Social Time Scramble
Inventory Management
Bios Virtual Hiring Event! No Experience Required!

Wednesday, October 21

Bios Virtual Hiring Event! No Experience Required!
In-Store Hiring Event
OSU Community Nutrition Group

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 8:37 AM

The Cherokee National History Museum is celebrating the life and photography of Cherokee Nation citizen Jennie Ross Cobb in a new exhibit open now. Cobb was the great-granddaughter of Principal Chief John Ross and took up photography while she was a student at the Cherokee National Female Seminary in Tahlequah.

The exhibit showcases Cobb’s work from 1896-1906 and reveals a glimpse of life in Indian Territory in the decade before Oklahoma statehood.

“At a time when photography as a hobby was just being introduced, Jennie Ross Cobb captured unique moments that are refreshingly relatable for their time,” said Krystan Moser, manager of cultural collections and exhibits for Cherokee Nation. “Her candid photos showcase what life was like for affluent Cherokees in the late 19th century, including young people eating watermelon on a hot summer day, female seminary students laughing at a joke we will never hear, and a young boy beaming with pride as he carries a dead turkey, presumably to be served for his family’s dinner.”

Among Cobb’s photographs are those of the historic Hunter’s Home, the only surviving antebellum plantation in Oklahoma, from the years her family lived there. She later served as the first curator of Hunter’s Home after it was purchased by the state for preservation, and her photos played a vital role in the home’s restoration and eventual use as a living history museum.

The Cherokee National History Museum is located in one of the tribe’s most iconic structures, the Cherokee National Capitol building. It housed Cherokee Nation’s executive, legislative and judicial offices until 1906 and was most recently home to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court until fall 2018.

The Cherokee National History Museum opened in 2019 and shares the history and culture of the Cherokee Nation within 4,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space that features Cherokee lifestyle from pre-European contact through the Trail of Tears and the revitalization of the tribe after the American Civil War. It is located at 101 S. Muskogee, Ave. in Tahlequah.