Oklahoma

Throughout the 1830s, as thousands of people arrived in the Oklahoma Territory, communities began adapting to the new surroundings, forging new relationships, and reestablishing a government that was modeled...

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Illinois

It was early December 1838 when five detachments of Cherokee arrived in Golconda, Illinois, a city founded almost 23 years prior in the southern part of the state. Illinois...

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Missouri

The water route of the Trail of Tears passes through southeastern Missouri along the Mississippi River; the state is also home to three removal land routes, the Benge, Hildebrand,...

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Kentucky

The Cherokee crossed into southern Illinois from Kentucky via the Ohio River in present-day Smithland.More than 1,700 Cherokee from the Peter Hildebrand Detachment were forced to spend two weeks...

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Arkansas

Hundreds of miles of the Trail of Tears winds through Arkansas. The state is distinct in that each of the land and river routes passed through it, bearing witness...

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Oklahoma

Throughout the 1830s, as thousands of people arrived in the Oklahoma Territory, communities began adapting to the new surroundings,...

Illinois

It was early December 1838 when five detachments of Cherokee arrived in Golconda, Illinois, a city founded almost 23...

Missouri

The water route of the Trail of Tears passes through southeastern Missouri along the Mississippi River; the state is...

Kentucky

The Cherokee crossed into southern Illinois from Kentucky via the Ohio River in present-day Smithland.More than 1,700 Cherokee from...

Arkansas

Hundreds of miles of the Trail of Tears winds through Arkansas. The state is distinct in that each of...