The Cherokee Nation virtual field trip affords an in-depth look at the lives of the Cherokee Indians, from their first encounters with Europeans to events, such as Georgia’s gold rush and the signing of the Indian Removal Act by President Andrew Jackson, that led to their forced relocation to Indian Territory in 1838. Students can explore the following three important historic sites: the Cherokee Nation capital of New Echota, the Chief John Ross House, and the Chieftains Museum.

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Outside Farmstead


Inside Middle Class Cabin (Farmstead)


Outside Supreme Courthouse


Inside Supreme Courthouse


Outside Print Shop


Inside Print Shop


Outside Council House


Inside Council House


Outside Vann’s Tavern


Inside Vann’s Tavern General Store


Inside Vann’s Tavern Residence

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  • Learning Objectives

    • Evaluate the reasons for Cherokee assimilation, including the establishment of a new system of government.
    • Analyze how key people (John Ross, John Marshall, and Andrew Jackson) and events (Dahlonega Gold Rush and Worcester v. Georgia) led to the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia known as the Trail of Tears.
    • Engage in critical thinking with discussion questions that probe enduring understandings in social studies.
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