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As fall approaches, so does flu season. Cherokee Nation Health Services will be offering drive-thru flu vaccinations at all health centers beginning September 21.💉 See more details below ⬇️ COVID-19 drive-thru screening will also remain operational during this time. “The viruses that cause influenza and COVID will both be spreading through communities this fall and winter and you can become infected with both. Getting a flu shot won’t prevent COVID infection but it will reduce your chance of getting influenza. Please take advantage of the proven protection that comes from getting a flu shot.” -Dr. Roger Montgomery, CNHS Executive Medical Director.

Cherokee Nation

Last month, the Cherokee Nation welcomed two bison bulls from Yellowstone National Park to its herd in Delaware County.🌳 Today, the tribe’s buffalo herd has grown to approximately 180 bison since the tribe first received 50 from national parks in North Dakota and South Dakota in 2014. 🙌😍 The Cherokee word for buffalo is ya-na-sa. Although bison are associated more with the Great Plains tribes, woodland bison once roamed the Cherokee Nation and all along the Atlantic Coast. Prior to European colonization, these animals played a critical role for the Cherokee people. When the buffalo migrated east of the Mississippi the Cherokee people survived, in part, by hunting buffalo and using them as a vital food source. However, after European colonization, bison were mostly wiped out from the east and southeast parts of present-day United States. 🗣➡️ Learn how to pronounce "yanasa" and other Cherokee words by visiting our Cherokee Nation website at the Cherokee language tab. Type in the English word in the required field and click search. Visit to get started.

National WWI Museum and Memorial

The Senate version of the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act currently does not contain funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper for service members. A recent memo indicates the newspaper may have to shutter by Sept. 30, 2020. The first World War I print of Stars and Stripes (pictured below from the Collection), reported for active service to the A.E.F. on Feb. 8, 1918. The newspaper has been a voice for U.S. troops since the Civil War when the first edition rolled off the presses in Missouri in 1861.

One of our museum members, Col. Rose Stauber, was the editor of the overseas "Stars and Stripes" as she completed 3 tours of duty in Germany. We have a wonderful display dedicated to her in our museum which shows her dedication to her country, her community and our museum.


#thisdayinhistory On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m. a 4,800-pound ammonium nitrate–fuel oil bomb exploded in a Ryder truck parked at the north entrance of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring approximately 850. At the time, the bombing was the nation’s worst single act of domestic terrorism. The governor’s office reported that 30 children were orphaned, 219 children lost at least one parent, 462 people were left homeless, and 7,000 people lost their workplace. The City of Oklahoma City’s Final Report estimated property damage to more than 300 buildings in a 48-square-block area. Learn more at Today, #weremember those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever by the tragedy on April 19, 1995. Photo by Jim Argo (2012.201.B0959.0179, Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection, OHS) #okhistory #25YearsAgo #dayofremembrance post credit: @okhistory