Trail Brochures


Official Map and Guide


The Official Map and Guide interprets the Trail of Tears events of 1838-1839, when the Cherokee Nation and four other southeastern tribes were removed from their homelands to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Indian removal was an American act of opportunistic oppression and avarice. It is the story of tragedy and loss, but also of survival and remembering the past.


Trail Brochure in Large Print

Download the text only trail brochure in large print. The brochure is formatted for ADA standards when printed at 11" x 17".


State Brochures

These brochures give in depth information on the Trail of Tears story in each state and offer more trail sites to visit.


Rack Card

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail rack card provides a general overview to start your journey on the trail.

Last updated: December 6, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

National Trails Office Regions 6|7|8
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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