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The Cherokee Arrrival In Indian Territory

Library of Congress

What happened to the Cherokee at the end of the Trail of Tears?


How did they endure making a new life in Indian Territory - now Oklahoma?

Tomorrow, starting at 2 PM, a program will examine that story at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District here in Chattanooga.

Will Wilson is a ranger at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park...