While there’s no proof that Elizabeth Betsy Brown Stephens traveled through the area that is now Adama, TN, there isn’t any proof that she didn’t.
Cherokee, Muscogee, Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations were among the ones forced from their homes to occupy foreign land in what is presently Oklahoma.
Man y suffered from exposure, disease and starvation on the route west and many, about 4,000 of the Cherokee, died.
Durin the Cherokee removal to Oklahoma, the forced march crossed the Red River at Port Royal, TN. A letter written from Elijah Hicks to Principal Chief John Ross tells the story of the stay at Port Royal.
Jerry Nelson is a nationally recognized photojournalist and will be documenting the NCC this year. Contact him for details on how to obtain photographs of the event.
- Trail of Tears (mrsdentonorahippopotamus.wordpress.com)
- Enjoy the NCC Powwow, right in your backyard (journeyamerica.wordpress.com)
- Trail of Tears ride to roll Saturday through Athens (enewscourier.com)
- Andrew Jackson _life summary_ tomb states “I beat the bankers” (jonkirby2012.wordpress.com)