Teaching American History

FALL FIELD STUDY TO NATIVE AMERICAN LOCATIONS IN NORTH GEORGIA

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The Cherokee Council House

**Leaving the Piedmont Church parking lot at 8:30!!  Back at 5:30 P. M.  Church address is 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30066 (see directions link below)

etowah A DAY LONG bus tour of North Georgia’s primary Native American Sites will be guided by Dr. Tim Crimmins and Dr. Glenn T. Eskew.  The first stop of the day will be at Etowah Indian Mounds, the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast.  In this 54 acre site,  home to several thousand Native Americans between 1000A.D. to 1550 A.D.  We will see six earthen mounds, a plaza, village area, defensive ditch and more. From the mounds we will travel to Cherokee Indian territory to visit the Chief Vann House, a Cherokee leader’s home on his 1,000 acre plantation;  and New Echota, the Cherokee capital.chiefvann

From the New Echota web site:

“In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established New Echota. During its short history, New Echota was the site of the first Indian language newspaper office, a court case which carried to the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the earliest experiments in national self government by an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi River, and the assembly of Indians for removal west on the infamous Trail of Tears. Today, visitors can see 12 original and reconstructed buildings, including the Council House, Court House, Print Shop, Missionary Samuel Worcester’s home, and an 1805 store, as well as outbuildings such as smoke houses, corn cribs and barns.”

We will be arriving on Frontier Day featuring Cherokee artists, craftsmen and Friends of New Echota members  demonstrating early 19th century skills such as basket making, spinning, weaving, weapons, candlemaking and blacksmithing.

A special presentation by Wanda Patterson, Secretary of the Georgia Trail of Tears Association and retired Cobb County teacher, will bring to life the story of the Trail of Tears and the dilemma of  Elias Boudinot .

Preview information about the Cherokees and Cherokee Removal from NativeAmericanGeorgia2009-CrimminsPPT

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Directions to Piedmont Church:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=570+Piedmont+Road,+Marietta,+GA+30066&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=570+Piedmont+Rd,+Marietta,+GA+30066&gl=us&ei=Qm2aTd3-EIjj0gH5lpDWBg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ8gEwAA

 

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