By William “Bill” Ambrose, DDS The “Family Maps” series of county land patentees has been an invaluable resource for Missouri Trail of Tears Association researchers in their efforts to better find the true path of the Trail of Tears across the state. “Family Maps” are published by Arphax Publishing Co., and under copyright by Boyd IT, Inc., all… Read More »
Its NToTA’s 25th! The 25th National Trail of Tears Association‘s Annual Conference & Symposium starts tomorrow. Check it out! Especially, the conference program. New: The Interactive Lt. B.B. Cannon Journal Map The Journal of BB Cannon is considered one of the best resources for exploring the history of the northern route of the Trail of Tears. Along with… Read More »
An Act of Congress In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, which required the various Indian tribes in today’s southeastern United States to give up their lands in exchange for federal territory which was located west of the Mississippi River. Most Indians fiercely resisted this policy, but as the 1830s wore on, most of the major tribes… Read More »
Let’s talk about how a team of people are sharing the Undiscovered Story of the Cherokee Tribe on the Trail of Tears in Missouri. I’m Chris Dunn, the GIS Guy on the team. For me, this project started sometime in 2019 when Dr. Bill Ambrose and Steve Belko, Ph.D. somehow found me, after looking around the State of Missouri for someone to begin mapping their research and discoveries. I knew very little about the Trail of Tears then.