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The Trail of Tears and the Roundup of N.C. Cherokees June 12, 1838.  [photo: A Cherokee chief with his wife and daughter, circa 1920-1940. Image from the N.C. Museum of History]

The Trail of Tears and the Roundup of N.C. Cherokees June 12, 1838. [photo: A Cherokee chief with his wife and daughter, circa 1920-1940. Image from the N.C. Museum of History]

TEARS | Trail of Tears - Paulding County Historical Society & Museum

TEARS | Trail of Tears - Paulding County Historical Society & Museum

When Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act he forced the Cherokee to move and about one fourth of them died on the journey this journey became known as the Trail of Tears. The trail of tears was to move from Georgia (in this case) to Oklahoma.  It was not the name of the trail until many Indians died. They died due to exposure to cold weather, starvation, and diseases. They had to travel 1,000 miles on the journey.

When Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act he forced the Cherokee to move and about one fourth of them died on the journey this journey became known as the Trail of Tears. The trail of tears was to move from Georgia (in this case) to Oklahoma. It was not the name of the trail until many Indians died. They died due to exposure to cold weather, starvation, and diseases. They had to travel 1,000 miles on the journey.

The Choctaw Indians were the first to travel the "Trail of Tears" in 1831, followed by the Cherokee.  This picture thanks to danielnpaul.com

The Choctaw Indians were the first to travel the "Trail of Tears" in 1831, followed by the Cherokee. This picture thanks to danielnpaul.com

The Trail Of Tears !

The Trail Of Tears !

During the 1800's, the Cherokee Indians lived in hand crafted log buildings and farmed the land.  The capital of the Cherokee Nation was located in New Echhota in the North Georgia Mountains. They lived in peace until the Trail of Tears when they were relocated to Oklahoma in 1831. A sad time in American History. You will see these farmstead bui...

During the 1800's, the Cherokee Indians lived in hand crafted log buildings and farmed the land. The capital of the Cherokee Nation was located in New Echhota in the North Georgia Mountains. They lived in peace until the Trail of Tears when they were relocated to Oklahoma in 1831. A sad time in American History. You will see these farmstead bui...

Elizabeth "Betsy" Brown Stephens, a Cherokee woman who walked the Trail of Tears.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Brown Stephens, a Cherokee woman who walked the Trail of Tears.

Cherokee Indian Chief | Cunne Shote, the Indian chief, a Great Warrior of the Cherokee Nation ...

Cherokee Indian Chief | Cunne Shote, the Indian chief, a Great Warrior of the Cherokee Nation ...

Cheyenne not only my daughers name, but part of our hertiage

Cheyenne not only my daughers name, but part of our hertiage

The Journal of Jesse Smoke : A Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838 (My Name Is America) by Joseph Bruchac, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0439121973/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_8lRsqb1WQX5Q0

The Journal of Jesse Smoke : A Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838 (My Name Is America) by Joseph Bruchac, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0439121973/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_8lRsqb1WQX5Q0

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