Trail of Tears

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is working with the National Park Service and the Trail of Tears Association, as well as with State Historic Preservation Offices in other states, to identify and preserve properties associated with the Cherokee Removal of the 1830s.

Pictured: Trail of Tears segment, Village Creek State Park, Cross County

Links

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
National Trail of Tears Association
Arkansas Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association
Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

Indian Removal Routes in Arkansas

In 2006, the Arkansas Archeological Survey prepared a study of probable removal routes in Arkansas, funded by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Compiled by Amber M. Horne, the study is titled “Footprints Across Arkansas: Trail of Tears Removal Corridors for the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks & Seminoles.”

Click on the links below for more information.

  • Introduction
  • Click here to see a map of the Southeastern tribes’ traditional homelands at the time the Removal Act was passed and here to see a map of designated domains in Indian Territory for the Five Civilized Tribes.
  • Click here to read about Cherokee Removal and click here to see maps of probable Cherokee Removal Routes.
  • Click here to read text about the Chickasaw Removal and click here to see maps of probable Chickasaw Removal Routes.
  • Click here to read text about the Choctaw Removal and click here to see maps of probable Choctaw Removal Routes.
  • Click here to read text about the Creek Removal and click here to see maps of probable Creek Removal Routes.
  • Click here to read text about the Seminole Removal and click here to see maps of probable Seminole Removal Routes.
  • Appendices.