• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

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Cave Spring

Image of one of the exhibits at Cave Spring.

Cave Spring

Beaver Dam, in the area known today as Cave Spring, was the site of the most prominent instance of active Cherokee resistance to unauthorized white settlement on Cherokee land.

Two exhibit panels, 3.2 MB, pdf

Large file, please be patient.

Did You Know?

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

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.