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To Waymark of all the Trail Of Tears Markers.
Across the 2,200 miles and 9 States.
After Congress passed the Indian Removal Act,
May 28, 1830,
the government forceably relocated about
60,000 Indians from the southeastern
U.S. to what is now Oklahoma.
This included the Five (5) Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw and Seminole.
When Andrew Jackson ran for President in 1828, he pledged to move the Indians west of the Mississippi River.
Expanded Description:
Waymarks should be one that is along the Trails of Tears.
Or a Marker that is dedicated to the Trail of Tears.

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates
the removal of the Cherokee and the
paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward.
Today the trail encompasses about 2,200
miles of land and water routes, and traverses portions of nine states.

New Chota, Georgia

This rebuilt capital of the Cherokee Nation, off
Interstate 75 near the Tennessee border, features
reconstructed buildings, including a typical Cherokee
house, a museum and a monument.

Red Clay State Historical Park, Tennessee

The Cherokee tribal government met at this site, off
Interstate 75 near the Georgia border, between
1832 and 1838. The site features a rebuilt council house, lodges, a museum,
the Cherokee eternal flame and the "Blue Hole," a natural spring.

Fort Payne, Alabama

This army encampment, off Interstate 59 near the
Georgia border, was used as a removal site and
internment camp for about 900 Cherokees in July 1838.
A chimney from the original fort still stands.

Cherokee, North Carolina

This Cherokee reservation, off U. S. 29 west of
Ashville, N. C., is the capital for the Cherokees who
escaped the Trail of Tears. It features a
heritage museum and arts and crafts.

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The graves of Whitepath, a Cherokee chief, and Fly
Smith, a historical Cherokee figure, are maintained
here, off Interstate 29 near the Tennessee border.
the men died in 1838 during the overland trek from Tennessee to Oklahoma.

Trail of Tears State Park, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

A ferry that was used to take the Cherokees across the
Mississippi River - and a portion of the
actual trail - are included in this park's
archaeological site off Interstate 55 near Jackson, Missouri.

Fort Smith National Historic Site, Arkansas

This frontier post, located off Interstate 40 in Fort
Smith, was established in 1817 to keep the
peace between Osage and Cherokee Indians. The
trail passed by the site, which was used as a resting area.

This is just a few of the Major ones,there are many others on and off the Trail.

Here is a GIS interactive Map of the Trails.
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Historic Marker located near the ruins of the Alabama State capitol where Creek Chief Eufaula spoke to the Alabama State Legisture before being driven from the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/26/2007

last visited: 7/25/2017

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