Monday, April 19, 2010


Cherokee meets China

While attending a cultural tour with the Cherokee Nation Feb. 20, faculty and staff from Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, visited the Cherokee Female Seminary at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.

Pictured, from left, are He Hongyun, director of research of Center of Intelligent Control and Simulation; Chen Chunyang, president of Southwest Jiaotong University; Lauren Jones, interpretive guide at Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism; Yan Kaiyin, director of Undergraduate Office; Gao Shibin, dean of Electrical Engineering Scholl; and Zhao Yanling, director of President’s Office.

The Cherokee Female Seminary is a standing icon on the Northeastern State University campus today and was constructed in 1887 following a fire to the original Cherokee Female Seminary, which was the first institution of higher learning for women west of the Mississippi River.

Indian Country Today- April 16, 2010