‘The Treaty of New Echota: Prelude to the Trail of Tears’ Sunday, Sept. 11

johnridgecherokee-00001The Northeast Georgia History Center will present its September Family Day, “The Treaty of New Echota: Prelude to the Trail of Tears” this Sunday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m.

The Treaty of New Echota, ratified by the US Senate in 1836, sealed the fate of the Cherokee in Georgia – enabling the process that began with the Removal Act and ended with the infamous Trail of Tears. Though recognized by the United States, the Treaty was negotiated and signed by a minority faction of Cherokee leadership leading to internal conflict among the Cherokee themselves adding to the bitterness of the Trail of Tears.

Come experience both Cherokee and Georgia “Pioneer” culture and daily life, in coexistence and conflict, with Museum Theatre performances, hands-on activities, living history interpretation and demonstrations.

Family Days are free and open to the public. For more information on this event, please visit http://www.negahc.org/.