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Near Birchwood in Meigs County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cherokee Control

 
 
Cherokee Control Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
1. Cherokee Control Marker
Inscription. Throughout the spring and summer of 1838 Principal Chief John Ross and a group of Cherokee delegates negotiated with the United States War Department to take control of conducting the parties west. Just as the first groups departed under United States Army control, Cherokee leaders gained government approval to conduct the remaining groups.

"Resolved by the National Committee and Council & People of the Cherokee Nation in General Council assembled, that it is the decided sense, and desire, of the this General Council, that the whole business of the emigration of our people, shall be undertaken by the Nation: and the Delegation are hereby advised to negotiate the necessary arrangements with the Commanding General for that purpose." - John Ross, Elijah Hicks, James Brown, Edward Gunter, Saml. Gunter, Sitewakee, White Path, and R. Taylor to Winfield Scott, Amohee Dst. Aquohe [Cherokee Nation] July 23, 1838
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
 
Location. 35° 24.423′ N, 85° 0.383′ W. Marker is near Birchwood, Tennessee, in Meigs County. Marker can be reached from Blythe Ferry Road 2 miles north of Hiwassee Highway (Tennessee Highway 60), on the right when traveling north. Click for map.
John Ross image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
2. John Ross
John Ross, whose political service to the Cherokee people began in 1816, led the majority of Cherokee who wanted to stay on their ancestral lands.
Marker is located at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birchwood TN 37308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "To Learn and not Forget" (here, next to this marker); "Orders No. 25" (here, next to this marker); General Winfield Scott (here, next to this marker); "Your Fate is Decided" (here, next to this marker); "Chains of Friendship" (here, next to this marker); "Given by the Great Spirit above" (here, next to this marker); "A Desire to Possess" (here, next to this marker); "Not a treaty at all" (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Birchwood.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPoliticsWars, US Indian
 
Comparison of Detachments under the direction of John Ross image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
3. Comparison of Detachments under the direction of John Ross
Cherokee Control Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
4. Cherokee Control Marker
Second from left in this view.
The Trail of Tears image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
5. The Trail of Tears
Composite image of a large map showing several of the various routes taken by the Cherokee Nation during The Removal.
The Trail of Tears image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
6. The Trail of Tears
Part of a large map depicting the various Removal routes showing the location of Blythe's Ferry on the Tennessee River (the location of the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park).
The Trail of Tears image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
7. The Trail of Tears
Legend for the Trail of Tears route map.
The Trail of Tears image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
8. The Trail of Tears
A portion of the large map showing the endpoints of the Trail of Tears.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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