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Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1838

The Trail of Tears

 
 
1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1838 Marker
Inscription. In 1830 the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act which led to the forced removal of eastern tribes to "Indian Territory" west of the Mississippi (later the state of Oklahoma). In the autumn of 1838, sixteen separate groups of Cherokee, about 16,000 people, began the 1,000 mile overland journey to the west. The loss of life on the trail was high; nearly 4,000 died on the way. Fifteen of the groups crossed the Mississippi north of Cape Girardeau. Residents of the area were reported to have provided baskets of food for the Cherokee caught up in this tragic event.

Panel Sponsors:
Joe and Janet James
To honor those who endured and those who died on the "Trail of Tears"
 
Erected by Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Giradeau Missiour Where the river turns a thousand tales.
 
Location. 37° 18.315′ N, 89° 31.058′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on North Water Street south of Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Mississippi River Tales Mural covering the downtown floodwall. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1838 Marker
walking distance of this marker. 1821 (a few steps from this marker); 1861 (a few steps from this marker); 1863 (a few steps from this marker); 1804 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1803 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi River Tales Mural. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 31, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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