A group of approximately 660 Cherokees traveled through McNairy County in late fall of 1838. Also called Bell's Treaty Party, it was the only detachment to be accompanied by the military. (A historical marker located near Selmer in McNairy County, Tennessee.)
Explore the story of the Cherokee Nation's removal from their native land. Students can analyze the treaty, view maps of the removal route, explore documents and visuals, and consider discussion questions to learn more about the Nation's removal experience.
A "trail of tears and death" is how a Choctaw leader described the experience of his people being forcibly removed from their tribal homelands and sent west of the Mississippi. How many people were affected?
1. page: short text for reading and learning new words;2. page: small quiz to check if the students understood the text / also some interesting history facts.In 1830 the Indian Removal Act was signed. In that Act, all the vast Natives’ lands east of the Mississippi river were to be exchanged for land to the west, called the “Indian colonization zone” (present-day Oklahoma). So the US goverment forced all the tribes from those lands to move, they mostly went on foot and tens of thousands men…
We went to the farmers market last week and the kids got to walk through giant teepees. It sparked their interest so over the weekend we made our own teepees out of brown paper bags. My daughter loved this craft so much that she has since made a whole teepee village along with a light