Cherokee National Supreme Court

The Cherokee Supreme Court building stands as one of Oklahoma’s oldest government buildings, and it is the only official building of the Cherokee Nation to survive the Civil War. The Cherokee National Government constructed it in 1844, making it the first permanent structure in the new Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah. In 1839, it had been designated as the seat of government for the Cherokee Nation. The building also housed the printing press of the Cherokee Advocate, the official publication of the Cherokee Nation and the first newspaper in Oklahoma. Today, it serves as the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum.