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New Echota Historic Site

 
1211 Chatsworth Hwy. NE Calhoun, GA 30701
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New Echota is one of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the nation and was where the tragic “Trail of Tears” officially began. In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capital called New Echota at the headwaters of the Oostanaula River. During its short history, New Echota was the site of the first Indian language newspaper office, a court case which carried to the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the earliest experiments in national self government by an Indian tribe, the signing of a treaty which relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi River, and the assembly of Indians for removal west on the infamous Trail of Tears.

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A Weekend Escape From The City - GA

Sample Native American history, explore the wildlife, tour museums, and enjoy a little heart-pumping adventure on this fun two-day road trip. It's an easy drive from Atlanta and surrounding suburbs!
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Come see the capitol of the Cherokee Nation. You will find lots of historic buildings and artifacts.
 
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Keep up with the Friends of New Echota at www.friendsofnewechota.org to learn about upcoming events and exciting accomplishments for the site!
 
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Had a great time. Early fall afternoon and a nice walk.
 
 
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