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?
Four detachments of Cherokee people were removed from their homelands to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) along water routes, while 13 detachments made their way overland along existing roads. These routes are part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.