Cherokee Nation Case Study
How did many members of the Cherokee Nation, who originally lived in parts of what are now Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama, end up living in Oklahoma? These sources allow you to further investigate this story of American Indian Removal.
In the end, most Cherokee people had to give up their homelands. The arrows shown on the map represent the removal, but not the specific routes that the Cherokee Nation took.
Be the Geographer
What does this Cherokee Removal map tell you?
- Where did the Cherokee Nation removal start and where did it end?
- Approximately how many states did the Cherokee Nation removal cross and what were they?
- About how many miles did the Cherokee people have to travel on either path they took to their new lands west of the Mississippi River?