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Last Cherokee survivor of Trail of Tears to be honored on June 8 | News | cherokeephoenix.org

In May of 1838, the family of Tickaneeski and Sallie Ketcher, including their three- year-old daughter Rebecca, were rounded up in Georgia by soldiers and sent to a holding camp. The public is invited to attend a June 8 ceremony to help honor Neugin.

The Trail of Tears passed right by, and possibly even through, where we are living now.  Crazy to think about all of this happening here.

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.)

Cherokee Constitution

The Cherokee tribe was the first to inhabit the southeastern United States before most of them were forcefully moved west along the Trail of Tears.

In 1821, Sequoyah revealed a written version of the Cherokee Language, called a syllabary.

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The Cherokee people have lived in the southeast United States for thousands of years. Despite their interactions with foreigners, and a series of devastating forced migrations, the Cherokee have ...

The Cherokee people have lived in the southeast United States for thousands of years. Despite their interactions with foreigners, and a series of devastating forced migrations, the Cherokee have retained their unique culture and stayed united as a people.