Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ned Christie Will be Topic at Libraries

Both Sallisaw and Tahlequah libraries will be working together on Dec. 10 when the story of Ned Christie, fugitive, is told. Roy Hamilton, a local historian, will share the legend of Ned Christie with a Tahlequah Public Library audience that will also be shared with an audience at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw at the same time using the library's new teleconferencing center. Ned Christie (1852-1892) was accused of killing a U.S. marshal, a crime he denied. Fearing he would not receive justice, Christie fled and hid in Indian Territory. A five-year search by lawmen ensued, in what is know as Ned Christie's War. Hamilton is a descendant of Ned Christie and a Cherokee Nation history instructor. He has authored three books on Ned Christie-- "Ned Christie: Cherokee Warrior, For Honor and Country;" "The Biography of Ned Christie" and "Ned Christie: A Family Remembers."

The program will be presented at noon Dec. 10, and lunch is provided. The audience is limited to 25 and reservations may be made by calling the Sallisaw library at 918-775-4481 or by stopping by the library's service desk. The Tahlequah and Sallisaw libraries are part of the Eastern Oklahoma District Library System

By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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