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    Trail Of Tears

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Removal Camps

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The Trail Where They Cried

This is the first of a new series of exhibits relating to the forced removal of the Cherokee from their homelands. It provides context to the experience of removal in 1838 - 1839. Future exhibits will relate to specific camps in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.
NPS - April 2011

 

Cedar Town Camp

Cedar Town Camp was a removal camp in Cedartown, Georgia. The northwest corner of the state included a web of camps in 1838. This exhibit focuses on the story of Cherokee removal in that area. Click here for more information about the unveiling events at Cedartown. NPS - April 2011

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.