• 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

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.