- The Trail of Tears commemorates two of the land and water routes used for the forced removal of more than 15,000 Cherokees from their ancestral lands in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama to the Indian Territories of Oklahoma and Arkansas. The journey lasted from June 1838 to March 1839.
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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, c/o Long Distance Trails Group Office-Sante Fe, P.O. Box 728
, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-0728, Phone: 505-988-6888