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?
Thousands of Cherokee people lost their lives during their forced removal from their homelands in the Southeast to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in the late 1830s. Road conditions, illness, and miserable weather conditions all took their toll on the Trail of Tears, now a National Historic Trail.