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.
  • 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

  • More Ways to Watch

    More Ways to Watch

    Find this Virtual Field Trip and more resources on the App Store, Google Play, and Oculus store.