• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

    National Historic Trail AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN

Our Partners

The National Park Service partners with federal agencies, state and local governments, organizations, tribes, and private individuals to administer the national historic trail.

The Trail of Tears Association is a major partner with the National Park Service. The association is a national organization dedicated to the preservation, public awareness, and appreciation of the Trail of Tears. Visit the association website at www.nationaltota.org/

Other major partners include the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. To learn more, visit their websites at www.cherokee.org/ and at www.cherokee-nc.com/

There were several other American Indian tribes that were removed along with the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. Members from these tribes are partners on the national historic trail. To learn more, visit the following websites:

Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma at http://themuscogeecreeknation.com/

Chickasaw Nation at www.chickasaw.net

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma at www.choctawnation.com

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma at http://seminolenation.com

Poarch Band of Creek Indians at www.poarchcreekindians.org/xhtml/index.htm

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians at www.ukb-nsn.gov/newsite/index.php

 

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

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.