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Field Trip: New Echota Historic Site

Visitors can tour this once governmental seat for the Cherokees. Visit historic buildings that include the Print Shop where the Cherokees produced "The Cherokee Phoenix," a bi-lingual newspaper in both Cherokee and English. Also see the Supreme Courthouse, the Council House, the restored 1828 home of missionary Samuel A. Worster, Vann's Tavern, and a Cherokee homestead. You will learn about the removal of the Cherokee from New Echota and other locations in theTrail of Tears (1838-39).