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Fort Gibson Historic Site

Associated Entity's: The Cherokee Slave Revolt of 1842 began at Joseph Vann's plantation and culminated at Fort Gibson where five Cherokee and one Choctaw slave were held untill a disposition was made of them. 1845 General Jesup arrived to construct a new portion of the fort.They were given sanctuary and the protection of the military against efforts to removeand capture them, Over fifty were employed in the construction of the new stone buildings. Fort Gibson was also a contraband emcampment during the Civil War.

Location: P.O. Box 457 (mail0, 907 N. Garrison St. (physical), Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 74434-0457, Oklahoma

Contact Person: Omar Reed

Contact Information: 918 478 4088 (main phone) / 918 478 4089 (fax) / oreed@okhistory.org