I’m excited to share that my family is featured in a new exhibit at the Cherokee Nation National History Museum in Tahlequah, OK! The exhibit is titled “We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship” and opens this weekend during the Cherokee National Holiday. There will be an opening reception this weekend that […]
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“My children have Cherokee blood in their veins…” Isaac Rogers, Cherokee Freedmen, May 20, 1885
Go beyond sharing the stories of long hair and high cheek bones. This top to bottom presentation will share everything I’ve learned about tracing the Cherokee – and their Freedmen – before the Trail of Tears to current day. Don’t forget the handout attached below. PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is available for patrons of the
When DNA reveals a relationship between you, your known cousins, and 15 descendants of Old Settler Cherokee Chief John “Nolachucky” Rogers, Jr.
Isaac “Ike” Rogers, one of the newly introduced characters on the Paramount+ show, Lawmen: Bass Reeves, was a real person and my 2x great grandfather.
About Isaac Rogers Cherokee Freedmen, U.S.Deputy Marshal, all around bad ass, and my 2x great grandfather. The Timeline ca. 1847 Born enslaved Ike was born enslaved between 1847 and 1853 in the Cherokee Nation (now northeast Oklahoma). He and his mother, Martha May Richardson, were enslaved by Alzira Price May, a Cherokee by Blood and
An open letter to members of the Cherokee Nation who despite the recent court decision, still can’t get right.
Isaac Rogers was killed at the Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory train depot by Clarence Goldsby. But was his murder and the circumstances surrounding it cut and dry?
All I had was a name, Sarah Vann Rogers, and nothing else. Here’s how I discovered my tie to a Cherokee slaveholder.