William Tarrant Attends Gravestone Preservation Workshop

No Stone Unturned

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Talequah Public Cemetery was the site of a gathering of about 30 people on Thursday, but not for graveside services.

Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism was again putting on its gravestone preservation workshop with the help of Preservation Oklahoma and the Talequah Historical Preservation Board.

“I’m a faith keeper in our Longhouse and I have a lot to do with the funeral,” said William Tarrant, culture and historic preservation officer for the Seneca-Cayuga Nation.  “I kind of oversee our grounds and our cemeteries.  We have a lot of old stones, some that are modern but broken, so I’ve come to this class.”