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.

Susan Abrams - Cherokee Veterans in the Creek War: Blood Shed in Vain Andrew Denson - Old Monuments: Lessons from Early Trail of Tears Commemorations
Brett Riggs - Removal and Resistance in North Carolina Brett Riggs - Fort Amistad, Lost and Found: The Archeology of a Removal Period Army Post on the Cherokee National Front Rusty Weisman - The Benge Detachment Route in Southeastern Missouri
Randell Jones - Rutherford's Expedition of 1776 Sarah Hill - The Removal of Cherokees from Sixes Town, May-June 1838 Theda Perdue - A Century of Indian Removals
Russell Townsend - Early Nation Building Efforts of North Carolina's Citizen Cherokees Garrett Jackson - The Power of Partnerships & Planning Daniel Crews & Richard Starbuck - Cherokee and Moravians Face the Removal
Thomas Holland - Cheoah Valley and the Cherokee Removal John Ellisor - Creek Removal: The Lost Sites Duane King - The Long Search For the Trail of Tears
Lance Greene - Cherokee Towns & Farmsteads After Removal: Reestablishing Traditional Communities Lamar Marshall - Cherokee Trails of the Southern Appalachians

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