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Cherokee Indians
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Explore the life of the Cherokee Indians in their "Enchanted Land"

Cherokee in North Georgia
Cherokee in North Georgia
Cherokee society and culture before 1794
Cherokee in North Georgia 2
Cherokee in North Georgia 2
The rise of the Cherokee civilization in Georgia, from the intentional introduction of technology to Revolt of the Young Chiefs
Cherokee in North Georgia 3
Cherokee in North Georgia 3
A Growing Nationalism: Covers the development of the Cherokee Nation from the Creek War to the Creek Path Conspiracy
Cherokee in North Georgia 4
Cherokee in North Georgia 4
As Hicks and Ross consolidate their power, the Cherokee form a Nation with a republican form of government.
Cherokee in North Georgia 5
Cherokee in North Georgia 5
As the Cherokee form a national government settlers find gold and politicians want to build a canal or railroad across the state
Cherokee in North Georgia 6
Cherokee in North Georgia 6
Determined to avoid the fate of the Creek, the Cherokee turn to the courts to halt the state of Georgia. Although the Cherokee win the case, Georgia ignores the ruling.
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Cherokee in North Georgia 7
A radical group of about 100 Cherokee, known as the Treaty Party, sign the Treaty of New Echota, giving the U. S. the document it needs to force removal
Cherokee Indian books
Cherokee Indian books
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation
In the early 1800's the Cherokee began a nationalistic movement that ended with the creation of the Cherokee Nation. The only capital of the nation was New Echota from 1825-1838
Cherokee Phoenix
Cherokee Phoenix
One of the cultural developments of the Cherokee Nation was the first American Indian newspaper.
Cherokee Placenames in North Georgia
Cherokee Placenames in North Georgia
The legacy of the Cherokee Indians in North Georgia are the placenames that remain 160 years after the removal of the Cherokee. Here are our favorites.
Cherokee Removal Forts
Cherokee Removal Forts
Before the start of the Trail of Tears the Cherokee were forced to live in what were known at the time as Cherokee Removal Forts.
Cherokee Timeline
Cherokee Timeline
Timeline of the Cherokee Nation in Georgia
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Cherokee Trail of Tears
In 1838 the Cherokee were stripped of their rights and forced to move against their will on 'The Trail of Tears' by the governments of Georgia and United States.
Land Cessions
Land Cessions
Chronology of American Indian Land Cessions in Georgia by the Creek and Cherokee Indians
Talking Leaves
Talking Leaves
Sequoyah creates a syllabary sometimes called the Cherokee alphabet, leading to the publishing of the Cherokee Phoenix, the first American Indian newspaper
The Cherokee
The Cherokee
A description of the lifestyles and general history of the Cherokee
Trail of Tears Losses by Party
Trail of Tears Losses by Party
Cherokee parties leaving Georgia and Tennessee, number of people, deaths, number of people who arrived in the Oklahoma Territory
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Letters
Georgia's Trail of Tears
Georgia's Trail of Tears
Why is the Trail of Tears "uniquely Georgian"?
Biographies
James Vann
James Vann
Powerful mixed-blood Cherokee Chief who built the Vann House and introduced Christianity into the Cherokee Nation before his murder in 1809 during the Revolt of the Young Chiefs
Major Ridge
Major Ridge
Leader of the Cherokee Nation in Georgia, Major Ridge is most famous for his betrayal that led to the Trail of Tears.
Letters
Major Ridge betrayed his people
Major Ridge betrayed his people
Why do you say that Major Ridge "betrayed" his people?
Letters in the Cherokee syllabary
Letters in the Cherokee syllabary
How many letters are in the Cherokee alphabet?
Cherokee Religion
Cherokee Religion
What was the Cherokee religion like?
North Georgia Parks
New Echota Historic Site
New Echota Historic Site
Site of the original Cherokee Capitol, now a state park that includes both original and historic structures
New Echota Walking Tour
New Echota Walking Tour
Voices from the Past
Thomas Jefferson to the Cherokee (Full Text)
Thomas Jefferson to the Cherokee (Full Text)

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