Sunday, September 8, 2013

First Sunday Lecture Series: The Dispossession of the Cherokee, 1829 to 1838

Smyrna Resident Andrea Searles gave a profusely illustrated slide/talk on the topic, "The Dispossession of the Cherokee, 1829 to 1838."  

Her informative talk focused upon the factors that led to large-scale white penetration of North Georgia following the discovery of gold there in 1828, and the forces, political, economic, and social, that culminated in the forced removal of an estimated 15,000 Cherokee to the Trans-Mississippi west in 1838, in an incident known to history as "The Trail of Tears."

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