Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
1790 John Ross 1866
He fought against the removal of the Cherokees from this region, ultimately leading them on the Trail of Tears journey to Oklahoma in 1838.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 35° 3.387′ N, 85° 18.681′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Riverfront Parkway. Touch for map. Located along the Chattanooga River walk near the Tennessee River, a few feet from Ross's Landing Marker. Just off Riverfront Parkway across the highway from the Tennessee Aquarium. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattanooga's First Citizens (here, next to this marker); Ross's Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); "Cherokee" (about 300 feet Ross's Landing (about 300 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 400 feet away); Hazen's Raid at Brown's Ferry (about 500 feet away); Headquarters Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cameron Hill (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Also see . . . John Ross Wikipedia Entry. “In 1819, the Council sent Ross to Washington again. He was assuming a larger role among the leadership. The purpose of the delegation was to clarify the provisions of the Treaty of 1817. The delegation had to negotiate the limits of the ceded land and hope to clarify the Cherokeeís right to the remaining land. John C. Calhoun, the Secretary of War, pressed Ross to cede large tracts of land in Tennessee and Georgia. Such pressure from the US government would continue and intensify. In October 1822, Calhoun requested that the Cherokee relinquish their land claimed by Georgia, in fulfillment of the United Statesí obligation under the Compact of 1802. Before responding to Calhounís proposition, Ross first ascertained the
“In January 1824, Ross traveled to Washington to defend the Cherokeesí possession of their land. Calhoun offered two solutions to the Cherokee delegation: either relinquish title to their lands and remove west, or accept denationalization and become citizens of the United States. Rather than accept Calhounís ultimatum, Ross made a bold departure from previous negotiations. He pressed the Nationís complaints. On April 15, 1824, Ross took the dramatic step of directly petitioning Congress. This fundamentally altered the traditional relationship between an Indian nation and the US government.” (Submitted on October 17, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
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