AUGUST 21, 2014
DID YOU KNOW?
A typical removal structure used by the Federal government and particularly the state of Georgia when they began rounding up Cherokees to remove them west of the Mississippi River to an area known asIndian Territory. Today it’s called Oklahoma.
The removal forts were filthy with scarce amenities. With only the sky for cover thousands of Cherokees died before they even began the Trail of Tears!
The Georgia Guard was made up of never more than sixty men but they were ruthless in their pursuit of the Cherokees. They would enter a home unannounced, plunder the premises, and take what they wanted. Then they’d burn the house down while forcing its occupants to a removal fort.