Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Removal

April 12, 2018 – January 2019

John Ross, 1837. Lithograph from a painting by Charles Bird King. Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society.

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sealaska Gallery, Level 2 Floor Plan

This powerful exhibition takes a deeper look at Indian removal from the Cherokee perspective. How did it happen? Who made the decisions? What was the human cost? Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Removal dispels misconceptions about the Trail of Tears and provides a realistic look at the devastating cost of greed and oppression.