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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Trail of Tears

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Trail of Tears Marker
Inscription.  After the death of Choctaw leader Pushmataha in 1824 and the signing of the Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty in 1830, the US government forcibly removed the Choctaw Nation from Mississippi. Removal occurred in three stages along multiple routes and dates. Poor and incompetent planning, extreme weather conditions, lack of food and shelter, insufficient transportation, and disease combined to take many lives. Of the 6,000 who started, only 4,000 had survived when they arrived in spring 1834. In 1831 the Arkansas Gazette quoted Choctaw Chief Thomas Harkins as saying that the removal was a "trail of tears and death."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 35° 29.617′ N, 97° 29.861′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History
Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Trail of Tears Marker
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Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bison Tracks (here, next to this marker); "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War (a few steps from this marker); Lake Texoma (a few steps from this marker); Colbert's Ferry and Denison Dam (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Stage (a few steps from this marker); Blue River (a few steps from this marker); Katy Railroad (a few steps from this marker); East and West Shawnee Trails (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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