Supporting The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Supporting The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

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Trail segment along the Northern Route at Pea Ridge National Military Park in northwestern Arkansas. The wayside exhibits overlooking the Arkansas River at Fort Smith National Historic Site, located on the Water Route in western Arkansas, depict in 5 individual panels the removal stories of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole Nations. The award-winning Trail of Tears exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK, includes a tactile "bead wall," with each bead representing one removed Cherokee, totaling 16,000 beads. Also, life-cast figures depict the travel along the Trail of Tears.

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Contact Information:
Jeff Bishop
27 Brightling Lane
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: 404-788-3265
Chapter website address:

Chapter Board of Directors:
Jeff Bishop    President/National TOTA Delegate
Leslie Thomas Vice President/Publicity Chair/Publications
Linda Baker Secretary
Linda Geiger Treasurer
Dola Davis National TOTA Delegate
Michael Wren
Doug Mabry
Peggy Stanfield
J. B. Tate
Cailey Chase-Fowler
Research Projects and Activities:
The chapter is involved with an ongoing archaeological study of the fort sites used during the Cherokee Removal, headed by Erin Andrews and funded through a National Park Service Cost Share grant.
One of the camp sites used during the round-up – Camp Cedar Town – is currently being nominated for certification as an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The chapter is also working with the NPS to develop wayside exhibits for the site. A sign committee has been established to place “Original Route” signs along the route of the Old Federal Road. An online database, called “TOTAbase,” has been established by the chapter to facilitate mapping and cooperative research and to better integrate historic trail resource preservation efforts. The chapter also recently started a daily blog at

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1100 North University, Suite 143
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 666-9032
Fax: (501) 666-5875

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