Trail of Tears Missouri route shown in Tahlequah museum

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Visitors to the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Okla., last weekend, open free of charge during the National Holiday of the Cherokee Nation celebration, toured the Trail of Tears exhibit which takes up half of the museumís exhibit space. The map, pictured, shows the uppermost path that represents the 12 different detachments of the Trail of Tears that passed through Missouri. Locally, the group that passed through Barry County in 1839 came down the Old Wire Road, south of Butterfield, the same road used by the Butterfield stagecoach line and Civil War soldiers traveling between Wilsonís Creek and the next major battle in Pea Ridge, Ark. A memorial marker to the Trail of Tears was placed at Star City, near the west end of the Old Wire Road, in 2006. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

Visitors to the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Okla., last weekend, open free of charge during the National Holiday of the Cherokee Nation celebration, toured the Trail of Tears exhibit which takes up half of the museumís exhibit space.

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