Trail of Tears
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 34° 32.448 W 084° 54.580
16S E 691821 N 3824105
Quick Description: The trail began in New Echota.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2006 4:10:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMD16
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 51

Long Description:
The New Echota Treaty of 1833 relinquished Cherokee Indian claims to lands east of the Mississippi River. The majority of the Cherokee people considered the treaty fraudulent and refused to leave their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee. 7,000 Federal and State troops were ordered into the Cherokee Nation to forcibly evict the Indians. On May 26, 1838, the roundup began. Over 15,000 Cherokees were forced from their homes at gunpoint and imprisoned in stockades until removal to the west could take place. 2,700 left by boad in June 1838, but, due to many deaths and sickness, removal was suspended until cooler weather. Most of the remaining 13,000 Cherokees left by wagon, horseback, or on foot during October and November, 1838, on an 800 mile route through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. They arrived in what is now eastern Oklahoma during January, February, and March 1839. Disease, exposure, and starvation may have claimed as many as 4,000 Cherokee lives during the course of capture, imprisonment, and removal. The ordeal has become known as the Trail of Tears.
Type of Marker: Other

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