Grant to help preserve Cherokee National Capitol; built in 1870
Awarded by a cooperative municipal program named Save America’s Treasures, the federal money will go toward restoring the building’s roof and foundation, which have significantly deteriorated due to water infiltration. The funds will also aid in the installation of an appropriate drainage system.
The Cherokee National Capitol preservation project is scheduled to begin in 2010. The building currently houses the judicial branch of the Cherokee Nation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Below: International Indian Council (Held at Tahlequah, Indian Territory, In 1843), John Mix Stanley, Oil on Canvas.