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?
Not all Cherokee people were removed from their homelands to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears. The Oconaluftee Cherokees had treaty rights, and they, along with fugitives fleeing the army, became the Eastern Band of Cherokees, still residing in North Carolina.