Supporting The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Supporting The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

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Trail segment along the Northern Route at Pea Ridge National Military Park in northwestern Arkansas. The wayside exhibits overlooking the Arkansas River at Fort Smith National Historic Site, located on the Water Route in western Arkansas, depict in 5 individual panels the removal stories of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole Nations. The award-winning Trail of Tears exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK, includes a tactile "bead wall," with each bead representing one removed Cherokee, totaling 16,000 beads. Also, life-cast figures depict the travel along the Trail of Tears.

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Contact Information:
Curtis L. Rohr
24880 S. 4106 Road
Claremore, OK 74019
Phone: 918-341-4689
Chapter Board of Directors:
President Curtis Rohr
Vice President Marybelle Chase
Secretary/Treasurer Betty Barker
Member Barbara Dunlap
Member David Hampton
Member Jimmie Johnson
Member Gene Norris
Member Hazel Sharpe
Member Jeri Wood
Immediate Past President Ed Henshaw
Research Projects:
1)    Ongoing research project to discover more information concerning the various subsistence depots in the Cherokee Nation west after the removal.
2)    The ceremony and marking of the graves of the known Trail of Tears survivors with a bronze plaque placed on the headstones.

The chapter has published two publications: The Journal of Rev. Daniel S. Butrick and the 1835 Cherokee Census.

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1100 North University, Suite 143
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 666-9032
Fax: (501) 666-5875

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