Trail of Tears Alabama
The Trail of Tears is roughly 2,300 miles long and passes through 9 states over land and water. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail winds from Georgia throughout northeast Alabama into Tennessee. Indian Removal Act of 1830 marked the removal the Cherokee people. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is historical dedication to the Indians who lost their lives or were forcefully removed on the famous Trail of Tears. During 1838-1839 the Cherokee Indians were forcefully removed from their territory to Oklahoma. The Cherokee Indians traveled by foot, wagon, horse and even steamboats. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail winds through the southeast through 9 states. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Many of the Cherokee people were either murdered or relocated with very few who managed to hide in remote locate locations like Bucks Pocket, Little River Canyon, the mountains , and around the Tennesse Rive, current day Lake Guntersville. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is marked with historic and road signs which mark the roads traveled.
It is estimated that over 23,500 Cherokee Indians were removed from Indian territories. Over 17 Cherokee detachments were removed from various Indian lands. Not only were Cherokees removed but 12,500 Choctaw Indians, 19,600 Creek, 4,000 Chickasaw, 2,833 Seminole. This number also includes any black slaves as well as white citizens of various tribes. The Trail of Tears is one of the worst tragedies in American History