Trail of Tears Historic Marker - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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N 33° 12.558 W 087° 34.444
16S E 446499 N 3674637
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.
Waymark Code: WM230D
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 08/26/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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The Trail of Tears led thousands of Creek Indians through Tuscaloosa, capital of Alabama in 1836. Chief Eufaula addressed the legislature with these words:
I come here, brothers, to see the great house of Alabama and the men who make laws and to say farewell in brotherly kindness before I go to the far west, where my people are now going. In time gone by I have thought that the white men wanted to bring burden and ache of heart among my people in driving them from their homes and yoking them with laws they do not understand. But I have now become satisfied that they are not unfriendly toward us, but that they wish us well. In these lands of Alabama, which have belonged to my forefathers and where their bones lie buried, I see that the Indian fires are going out. Soon they will be cold. New fires are lighting in the west for us, they say, and we will go there. I do not believe our great Father means to harm his red children, but that he wishes us well. We leave behind our good will to the people of Alabama who build the great houses and to the men who make the laws. This is all I have to say.
Routes: Auto Tour

Address if available:
Near 315 28th Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL USA

Additional Information: Located on Capitol Park Trail

Marker Website: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

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