New Madrid - The Water Route
The Cherokee on the water route of the Trail of Tears passed by New Madrid, Missouri, on their way to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
Click here to view the exhibits, which are located on the levee in New Madrid.
Did You Know?
Much of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is on waterways. People were moved onto boats and traveled along the Mississippi River, and then disembarked and walked.