• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

    National Historic Trail AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN

Oklahoma

Trail of Tears Association's members in Oklahoma spearheaded trailwide research covering Cherokee removal along the entire trail across nine states.

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Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

After their removal to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in the late 1830s, Cherokee people established tribal government headquarters in Tahlequah, developed a constitution, and maintained a bilingual school system. Their experiencess are commemorated on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.