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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

In 1838 U.S. Army troops under General Winfield Scott's command rounded up Cherokee people and moved them to forts in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, prior to their removal west. Thirty-one forts were built for this purpose on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.