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Managed By: Icon Here TRAILS OF TEARS
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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.
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Trail of TearsMajor Ridge House/ Chieftain's Museum

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One of the signers of the treaty agreeing to the removal of the Cherokee nation, Major Ridge owned a plantation and river ferry near what is now Rome, Georgia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member queenofthehill

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/12/2008

last visited: 10/5/2019

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Trail of TearsChief John Ross Memorial Bridge

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A fancy new pedestrian footbridge over the Oostanaula River, near the site of Chief John Ross's home. Ross was chief of the Cherokee at the time of the Trail of Tears.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member queenofthehill

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/12/2008

last visited: 10/3/2018

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