A memorial wall will be dedicated, in honor of the Cherokee who were forcibly removed from their native homeland in the Southeast during the Cherokee Removal, at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27, at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park in Birchwood, Tn.
2013 marks the 175th anniversary of the Cherokee Removal, which is often referred to as The Trail of Tears.
The memorial wall features the names of 2,535 heads of households from the 1835 Henderson Roll, a census of Cherokees east of the Mississippi River. It also has 14 panels with the names of each head of household and the number of persons in the household engraved alphabetically by state for Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker will be at the event, as well as a representative from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation.
For more information, contact Nancy Williams at 423 339-2769.