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Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (South Central)
 

Fight For Survival

 
 
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By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 25, 2017
1. Fight For Survival Marker
Inscription.  The Cherokee people resisted the government's order to leave the Tennessee Valley. They signed petitions and lobbied Congress. Yet the Indian Removal Act of 1830 still passed. In March 1837, the first detachment—a group of Cherokee families, slaves, and a doctor—loaded onto 11 flat boats with Major Ridge, a Cherokee leader. In 1838, two more detachments faced hunger, disease, and death on their Trail of Tears route through Decatur.
 
Erected by City of Decatur.
 
Location. 34° 36.85′ N, 86° 58.777′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker can be reached from Oak Street north of Market Street. Located in Rhodes Ferry Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Packed with People (here, next to this marker); Cherokee Trail Of Tears (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Benson Field (within shouting distance of this marker); “Captain, We’ve Got It At Last” - The Charge of the 14th U.S. Colored Infantry
Fight For Survival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 25, 2017
2. Fight For Survival Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Uprooted From Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Words of Resistance (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Leadership at Decatur - McCartney Hotel Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood’s Middle Tennessee Campaign and The Battle for Decatur (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019.
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