From My Point of View - Cherokee Wampum War and Peace Belts 1730 to the Present

Event Details

Date: August 01, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Location: Gallery 18

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Karen Coody Cooper, author and educator, will explore the history of wampum belts and the meaning of the seven extant rare belts that are still in use by traditional Cherokee ceremonialists in Oklahoma. They survived the Trail of Tears and the Civil War, and were last publicly displayed in 1843 in Tahlequah, the Cherokee Nation capitol.

From My Point of View is an informal presentation and audience participation is welcome. Bring a sack lunch to eat while you learn! (Note: Food/Drinks carried through the museum must be in closed containers.)

Free and open to the public with paid museum admission.