Native Cultural Circle in Tennessee

Trail of Tears sign on Hwy 71 through Fayettev...

Trail of Tears sign on Hwy 71 through Fayetteville, Arkansas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Port Royal Masonic Lodge

Port Royal Masonic Lodge (Photo credit: www78)

By Lmaotru. Elizabeth Betsy Brown Stephens. She was a Cherokee Indian and was on the Trail of Tears. 1903

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.

The Trail of Tears is the name name given to the forced relocation of American Indians from the southeastern part of America following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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.

On October 13 and 14, the Native Cultural Circle will present the 15th Annual Clarksville (TN) area Intertribal Powwow near Port Royal State Park which is the site of the last encampment in TN.

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.

3 thoughts on “Native Cultural Circle in Tennessee

  1. Yes our hearts go out to all cultures
    Who’s inflictions have been brought apon them by the so called elite Zionist bankers with their protocols of Zion are out to destroy all humanity to this very day.

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