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.
Did You Know?
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.