Red Clay State Historic Park Celebrates 40 Years

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Erin Medley, state park manager at Red Clay State Historic Area introduced new video documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of the park. 

Cleveland Mayor Emeritus is president of Cherokee Red Clay Association and gave a history of the beginning of the park almost 50 years ago.

Danielle Shelton, a Ph.D. candidate from MTSU gave a report of her more than one year of research of the Cherokees and Red Clay.

The celebration ended with tours of the historic site conducted by Medley.

Red Clay is the last eastern Capitol of the Cherokee Nation prior to removal on the Trail of Tears



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