The Trail of Tears Roll is the name given by researchers to two different lists, both individually important, which provide an early glimpse into the Cherokees who went west in the early 1830’s. Lending to the confusion is the fact that both lists were created in 1835.
Trail of Tears Participants
Search and read both Trail of Tears roll’s, which provide an early glimpse into the Cherokee participants who were forced west in the early 1830’s.
25th Congress, 3rd Session Senate Report
Don’t overlook the official United States Senate report in your research. While short of names, these letters sorted in order of earliest to latest, provide historical context to the movement of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears.
- Office Indian Affairs, July 25, 1835
- New Echota, Georgia, May 13, 1837
- Commissioners’ Office, New Echota, May 29, 1837
- Athens, Tennessee, June 6, 1837
- Letter of Samuel H. Gordon
- Office Of Planters’ Bank, Tenn. Athens, June 6, 1837
- Commissioner of Indian Affairs dated July 3, 1837
- New Echota, Georgia, September 27, 1837