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Cherokee Treaty

May 6, 1828

 
 
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By Judith Barber, August 21, 2013
1. Cherokee Treaty Marker
Inscription. In 1808–1809, the Cherokee nation divided when some of its members decided to move west of the Mississippi River to pursue a hunter lifestyle where game was plentiful rather than live the more settled lifestyle prevalent in the east. A portion of tribal land in Georgia was ceded to the U.S. in exchange for land in Arkansas Territory. Disputes with neighboring tribes and encroachment of white settlers led the western (Arkansas) Cherokees to sign this treaty on May 6, 1828 that had them exchange their land again to move further west into the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). The treaty granted additional benefits to eastern Cherokees who chose to migrate, and it was hoped that enticement would lead them to peacefully relinquish all remaining claims to land in Georgia, including Cobb County. When further negotiations failed and the events of the Trail of Tears occurred a decade later, the eastern Cherokees were escorted to the Indian Territory to join those already settled there as a result of this treaty.
 
Location. 33° 57.198′ N, 84° 32.852′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Lawrence Street NE west of Haynes Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 189 Lawrence St. NE, Marietta GA 30060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Cherokee Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 21, 2013
2. Cherokee Treaty Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge Debra Halpern Bernes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Edward Flournoy, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Cobb County (about 600 feet away); Old Zion Heritage Museum (about 600 feet away); Kennesaw House (approx. 0.2 miles away); UDC And Kennesaw House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Kennesaw House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Cherokee Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 21, 2013
3. Cherokee Treaty Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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