Visit the following pages to discover the story of the Trail of Tears and its lasting impact:

What Happened on the Trail of Tears?

Read a brief overview of the events that led to the Trail of Tears, the Trail itself, and of the Cherokees during this time period.

What Does It Mean to Remove a People?

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian explores the story of Cherokee removal on this interactive webpage.

Trail of Tears Video

View the National Park Service produced Trail of Tears video.This video tells the story of the Trail and its impacts on the Cherokees.


Trail of Tears Articles

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    Last updated: August 3, 2023

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