Georgia TOTA Chapter meeting is July 14 in Calhoun

BY STAFF REPORTS
06/02/2018 04:00 PM
CALHOUN, Ga. – The next meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be at 10:30 a.m. on July 14 at the Gordon County Historical Society.

Speaking at the meeting will be past Georgia TOTA President W. Jeff Bishop, and his topic will be “The Journey To Indian Country.” Bishop’s presentation will be the third in the chapter’s series commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Cherokee removal from Georgia. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The TOTA was created to support the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail established by an act of Congress in 1987. It’s dedicated to identifying and preserving sites associated with the removal of Native Americans from the southeastern United States. The Georgia TOTA chapter is one of nine state chapters representing the nine states that the Cherokee and other tribes traveled through on their way to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

People need not have Native American ancestry to attend GATOTA meetings, just an interest and desire to learn more about this tragic period in this country’s history.

The Gordon County Historical Society is located at 335 S. Wall St. (US Hwy 41). For more information, email Walter Knapp at walt@wjkwrites.com.

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