Georgia TOTA Chapter meeting is March 9 in Rome

BY STAFF REPORTS
03/03/2019 04:00 PM
ROME, Ga. – The next meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Chieftains Museum in Rome.

Former Georgia Trail of Tears president and current Funk Heritage Museum Director, W. Jeff Bishop, will talk about the Creek Civil War also known the “Red Stick” war that took place in Georgia.

The Trail of Tears Association was created to support the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail established by an act of Congress in 1987. The TOTA is 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 Chieftains Museum is located at 501 Riverside Pkwy NE in Rome. For more information about the March GCTOTA meeting, email Walter Knapp at walt@wjkwrites.com.

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