Our History


Explore important moments in Cherokee history, from pre-European contact to the present, with the interactive timeline below. Pick your century, find an event on the timeline and click to watch short videos, see historic images or read the actual documents pertaining to each event. We hope you enjoy learning about our unique history. We look forward to creating new entries on the timeline as the Cherokee Nation continues moving forward into the future.​

Pre-Contact Through 1800

1800 Through 1900

Several Cherokee Major League players gained notoriety for their skills on the diamond in the early 1900s, years before Jackie Robinson “broke the color barrier” in professional baseball.

1900 Through Present Day

Media Contact

Leanna Reeder

Public Relations Specialist