The public is invited
to attend the Alabama Chapter, Trail of Tears Association's (ALTOTA)
Panel Discussion/Chapter Meeting on May 11th, 2013 in
recognition of the 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears.
were forcibly removed from North Alabama in 1838-1839. The panel
discussion will address current research regarding Cherokee
Indian removal and will be held at Northeast Alabama Community
College, (NEACC) located between Rainsville and Section, Alabama.
We will have several very special guests from NEACC attending
the meeting, including including the President of NEACC, Dr. David Campbell and the Director of Learning
Resources/Library at NEACC, Dr. Julia Everett, and History
Professor Blake Wilhelm.
Saturday May 11th, 2013
Northeast Alabama Community College,
Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center, Room, 101
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Current Research of Cherokee Indian Removal from N. Alabama in
1838 & 1839
AVAILABLE - Students graduated on May 10th and most will not be
Olivia B. Cox
Research on Spirit - John Huss, A Significant Cherokee Man
Crownover Presentation of new Way Side
Sharon A. Freeman
The Trail of Tears in North Alabama, Forts, Routes, and
Gunter's Landings, Creek Path & Camp Morrow
Digitizing National Archives Research -
Treasury Settled Accounts of Removal
THE MEETING IS
FREE TO ALL - We hope to see you there!
Directions to the campus, link
Campus map - Link
10:00 A.M. - Board Meeting
11:00 A.M. - Membership Meeting
A Tribute to Gail King
Trail of Tears Association
(TOTA) is a non-profit, membership organization formed to
support the creation, development, and interpretation of the
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Designated as a national
historic trail by Congress in 1987, the Trail commemorates the
forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands in
the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (present-day
Oklahoma) in 1838 - 1839.
In 1993, the Association entered into
a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service (NPS) to
promote and engage in the protection and preservation of Trail
of Tears National Historic Trail resources; to promote awareness
of the Trail's legacy, including the effects of the U.S.
Government's Indian Removal Policy on the Cherokees and other
tribes (primarily the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek, and
Seminole); and to perpetuate the management and development
techniques that are consistent with the National Park Service's
to become a member of the Trail of Tears Association!
membership form is in PDF format. You will need Acrobat Reader
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