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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

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March 24, 2014
History Treks on Trails 800 Miles Trail of Tears National Historic Trail-Alabama
Imagine leaving your homeland, journeying across foreign landscapes, subsisting off salted pork, cornmeal, and whatever you can kill along the way, settling in a new and sometimes hostile place to start over. Thousands of people from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole nations were pressured by the Federal government and citizens and politicians from southeastern states to do just that in the 1830s.

 

Did You Know?

Pottery Sherd

Most of the pottery found at Russell Cave is less than 2500 years old. Some pottery types lasted for hundreds of years while others were only used a few years. The last pottery used in the Cave was broken around A.D. 1500 to 1650.