Cherokee Messenger
June, 1997

Calling All Garden Lovers

The Organic Plant Institute, Peaceable Kingdom Foundation, P.O. Box 313, Washington, TX 77880-0313
A source for certified organic, heirloom and modern open-pollinated vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Varieties are tested for suitability for organic and low-input cultivation methods. Free catalogue available.

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945
An excellent selection of cover crop seeds available in small quantities and many gardening/farming accouterments, plus seed saving supplies.

Seed Saver’s Exchange, Route 3, Box 239, Deborah, IA 52101
A nonprofit organization rescuing traditional open-pollinated varieties from extinction. Members enjoy three publications yearly on news in the seed saving world. $25 annual membership. To preview prior to membership, send $1.00 to above address for a four-page brochure on projects and publications.

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, P.O. Box 170, Earlysville, VA 22936 This family-owned and operated seed company is a source for hard-to-find seed saving supplies. Send stamped self-addressed envelope to address above for details.

Bright Spot in Cherokee Capitol Attracts International Visitors

The Cherokee Heritage Center has one-day tours during spring and summer to highlight the Tahlequah area. Conducted by a Cherokee guide, it includes Northeastern State University’s Seminary Hall, built by Cherokees in 1888; the Cherokee Nation Headquarters; lunch at the Restaurant of the Cherokees; the Murrell Home built in 1845; the Cherokee Heritage Center with Tsa-La-Gi Indian Village, Adams Corner Rural Village, National Museum and gift shop; Cherokee storytelling and a unique outdoor buffet; and concludes with "The Trail of Tears Drama." For reservations and information, call (918) 456-6007.

Controversy in Tahlequah

The following background is excerpted from articles appearing in the Tulsa World. (See editorial comment on May Messenger). March 1, 1997 "Conspiracy Alleged as Chief Asks for FBI Investigation"

Cherokee Flap Continues Over Funds Paid to Firm

Wednesday, March 5: Cherokee Nation Superior Court Judge Ralph Keen met behind closed doors with attorneys from both sides of the controversy. Briefs had been filed in the tribal district court. Attorneys were under gag orders but Keen said the possibility of a truce "looks hopeful."

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