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Memorial Interpretive Center

Trail of Tears

Native Americans were led along pre-established land and water trails to the western territory. The journey along these trails was designated "Nunna-da-ul-tsun-yi" by the Cherokee people, which translates as "the Trail Where They Cried.". To subsequent generations, the removal policies and actions have come to be known as the Trail of Tears.

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Memorial Park & Interpretive Center History

An Advisory Committee was created in 2000 to oversee the creation of the Trail of Tears Memorial Park in order to establish a passive park that would allow visitors to develop an understanding of the historical events that encompassed the Trail of Tears. 


The park serves as a memorial to those who traveled along the land and water routes of the Trail of Tears, as well as a tribute to the efforts of David Crockett to protect the Southeastern tribal lands and cultures.

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Visit us to learn more about the history of the TRAIL OF TEARS.

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