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    Trail Of Tears

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Berry's Ferry

Image of one of the exhibits at Berry's Ferry

Berry's Ferry

Over 1,400 Cherokee men, women, and children from Peter Hildebrand's detachment spent two bitterly cold weeks camped in this area during the harsh winter of 1838-1839. The story here is a continuation of the one told at Mantle Rock Preserve. Two exhibit panels, 1.2 MB, pdf

Did You Know?

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

The Cherokee people in the southeastern United States built European-style homes and farmsteads, developed a written language, established a newspaper, and wrote a constitution. But they had no equal protection under the law and could not prevent being removed from their homes on the Trail of Tears.