About Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center chronicles the history of the area of land known as the Cherokee Strip or the Cherokee Outlet.
This area of land was given to the Cherokee nation in the nineteenth century and became home to Native American tribes before it was sold back to the government. With land in great demand, on 16 September 1893, the government opened up the Cherokee Strip to a land run – the biggest one in US history.
Today, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center tells the story of the area and the people who lived there including the Native Americans and the pioneers.