Traditional. Enduring. HISTORY.


"Ani-gi-du-wa-gi" is our original name.

Our stories tell us that our name "Anigiduwagi" was given to us by the Creator after seven of the wisest Cherokee men fasted for seven days and nights atop a high peak. Today it is written as "Keetoowah" or "Kituwah" and pronounced  as: "Kih-too-wah."


We are also known as the Western Cherokee, or Old Settlers, as many of us were already moving west to avoid U.S. encroachment before the Trail of Tears officially began. 


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the United Keetoowah Band of

Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma

 © 2020 united keetoowah band OF CHEROKEE INDIANs in Oklahoma

Open M-F | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 1-918-871-2800


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Physical Address:
18300 W. Keetoowah Circle

Tahlequah, OK 74464

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 746

Tahlequah, OK 74464