Bristow Public Library debuts new indigenous research room

BRISTOW, Okla. — The Bristow Public Library debuted their new genealogical, indigenous and local history research resource on Wednesday.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, this project was funded by the Bristow Library Board Inc. and is known as the Choska Talfa Room, pronounced “chus kuh / tall fuh.”

Choska Talfa means “Place of the Post Oaks” in Muscogee language and was the original name of Bristow by the early Muscogee Nation inhabitants.

The room hosting the new resource has growing collections of research materials on tribal and early Oklahoman histories and is organized using the new Fus Fixico Classification System, a system contrived by library director, Heather Hutto, and Local History Librarian, Amanda Harding. It is designed for tribal and Oklahoma history collections and was created over the last year, operating in beta since June.

For more information, visit the Bristow Public Library Facebook page.