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Cherokee Nation

Illustration of Cherokee Indians and settlers

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.

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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Support Materials

360° Videos

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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