Georgia Records of Cherokee Indians

Trail of Tears — Georgia to Oklaoma

The Cherokees lived in North Georgia, near Calhoun.

After the murder of Old Tassel and other chiefs in northwestern South Carolina, Little Turkey was elected chief of the Cherokee as well as to the seat of the Cherokee Council, which was removed from Chota to Ustanali. The new council seat was named New Echota and was the capital of the Cherokee Nation from 1825 to their forced removal in the 1830s…

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