Volunteers to refurbish former Cherokee capital
by Associated Press Wire
September 16, 2012 11:20 AM | 428 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) _ Volunteers are planning to help fix up the former national capital of the Cherokee, now a historic site in Georgia.

The state park will be open on Sept. 29 for volunteer work projects. Admission will be free for tours.

The Cherokee Legislature established New Echota in 1825. It was the site of the first Indian-language newspaper office. From their capital, Cherokee leaders resisted relinquishing their remaining lands to the state of Georgia. The legal battle reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

The U.S. government eventually forced the Cherokee westward on what became known as the “Trail of Tears.” That deportation began at New Echota.

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