Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Physical Address: 17675 S Muskogee Ave, Room 112, Tahlequah OK 74464
Mailing Address: PO Box 440, Tahlequah OK 74465 Fax Number: (918) 458-9598
Muskogee/Eastern Oklahoma Field Office (BIA)
Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office (BIA) Physical Address: 3100 W. Peak Blvd, Muskogee OK 74401 Mailing Address: PO Box 2699, Muskogee, OK 74402 Fax Number: (918) 781-4679
Directions to the Offices
Tahlequah Field Office (Cherokee Nation)
From Tahlequah: Follow HWY 62 S for 4.1 miles. The Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex is located on the left just past the CONOCO station.
From Muskogee: Follow HWY 62 toward Tahlequah approximately 24 miles. The Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex is located on the right. Turn on the side street before the CONOCO station.
From Keys/Park Hill/Lake Tenkiller Area: Turn left onto HWY 62 toward Muskogee at the stop light from Park Hill and travel approximately 1.5 miles. The Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex is located on the left just past the CONOCO station
Muskogee/Eastern Oklahome Field Office (BIA)
From Tulsa: Exit off Muskogee Turnpike onto HWY 69 South. Follow through Muskogee for 10.7 miles. Exit off ramp onto OK-165 E/US-64 E/W 33rd St S/W Peak Blvd/Sally Brown Rd. Go 0.6 of a mile and turn left. OST staff is stationed in the BIA Building.
From Checotah/Eufuala: Follow US HWY 69 North to Muskogee. Take the US-64E/OK-165 exit toward Tahlequah. Turn right onto W 33rd St S/W Peak Blvd/Sally Brown Rd. Travel 0.3 of a mile and turn left. OST staff is stationed in the BIA Building.
From Tahlequah: Follow OK-10/US-62 W for 21.5 miles. Merge onto OK-165 S toward Ft Smith. Travel 3.3 miles and exit onto OK-165 W/Peak Blvd toward US-64. Continue on OK-165 for 5.3 miles. Turn right to the BIA Building. OST staff is stationed in the BIA building.
From Ft Smith/Sallisaw/Vian: Head west on I-40 W and take exit 286 to merge onto Muskogee Turnpike W toward Muskogee/Tulsa (Toll Road). Take Exit 37 for Hancock St toward OK-165 W (Toll Road). Turn left onto E 23rd St S/E Hancock Rd. Turn left to merge onto OK-165 W/Peak Blvd. Travel 5.2 miles on OK-165 W. Turn right to the BIA Building. OST staff is stationed in the BIA building.
Is OST holding money for you?
OST is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners. Search for your name on the following links!