Busyhead Memorial, Trail of Tears State Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 37° 26.805 W 089° 27.789
16S E 282109 N 4147282
Quick Description: Bushyhead Memorial and grave of Princess Otahki, along with and burial ground for Cherokee Indians as they passed through this area.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2007 7:25:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM287M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 125

Long Description:
1961 Brass Marker reads: "Here is buried, Princess Otahki, daughter of Chief Jesse Bushyhead, wife of Sam Hildebrand. One of the several hundred Cherokee Indians who died here in the delayed (by ice) crossing of the Mississippi River in the United States forced exodus from Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia to the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in the severe winter of 1838-1839. This memorial erected by the Rotary Club of Cape Girardea. 1961"
Routes: Northern Route

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

Address if available: Not listed

Additional Information: Not listed

Marker Website: Not listed

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