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Trail of Tears Losses by Party
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Cherokee losses

Over a period of two years the Cherokee moved from their "Enchanted Land" in Georgia to a new home in Oklahoma. During that time more than 20 distinct groups of Cherokee Indians headed west along three separate routes. Today the general term The Trail of Tears is applied to all three routes, however, to the Cherokee only the northern land route was called "The Trail Where They Cried."

Parties of Cherokee who emigrated west:
DateDescriptionNumber at
departure
AdditionsKnown deadNumber at
Arrival
May 24, 1836
thru
May 23, 1838
People who left the Cherokee Nation in Georgia and emigrated to the Oklahoma Territory before the "Trail of Tears" . Most of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota and many of the richer mixed-blood Cherokee. 800+ ? 800+
April 5, 1838 Under the command of Lt. Deas, U. S. Army. 250 ? 248
June 6, 1838 Under the command of Lt. Deas, U. S. Army. 800 489
June 13, 1838 Under the command of Lt. Whitley, U. S. Army. 800 602
June 17, 1838 Under the command of Capt. Drane, U. S. Army. 1070 494
October 11, 1838 Under the command of Lt. Deas, U. S. Army and John Ridge. 650 650
October 1, 1838 Leader - John Benge. First of the Cherokee controlled parties. U. S. Army commander Winfield Scott rode to Nashville with this party. 1,103 77 50 1,103
October 4, 1838 Leader - Elijah Hicks. 748 110 34 744
October 4, 1838 Leaders - Hair Conrad;Daniel Colton. 858 654
October 4, 1838 Leaders - Jesse Bushyhead; Capt. Old Field. 950 82 898
October 4, 1838 Leader - Rev. S. Foreman. 983 57 921
October 4, 1838 Leader - Choowalooka. 1,150 970
October 4, 1838 Leader - Mose Daniel. 1,035 48 924
October 4, 1838 Leader - James Brown. 859 34 717
November 4, 1838 Leader - George Hicks. 1,118 1,039
November 4, 1838 Leader - John Drew 231 219
November 4, 1838 Leader - Richard Taylor. 1,029 55 944
November 4, 1838 Leader - Peter Hilderbrand. 1,776 1,312
December 4, 1838 Leader - John Ross. Final party of the Trail of Tears. 228


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