Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:38 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Council accepts plan for Trail of Tears monument

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 6, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

— The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes has accepted the U.S. Marshals Museum’s proposal to build a Trail of Tears monument at the planned museum’s site in Fort Smith.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger sent a letter last month accepting the proposal and thanking the museum for “a very generous and thoughtful gesture.”

The monument would represent the tribes’ forced journey west into what is now Oklahoma during the 19th century, known as the Trail of Tears.

Tiger serves as president the Five Civilized Tribes, which are the Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole nations. The Southwest Times Record reports that the museum will provide the land for the monument, which would be paid for by the Inter-Tribal Council.

Comments on: Council accepts plan for Trail of Tears monument

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Cdl drivers

    Tri National Inc. is Hiring...Sign on BonusTeams /$10,000 - ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Drivers

    Local Runshome daily!$1500 Sign On Bonus• Earn Up to $18.55/...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Administrative assistant/marketing coordinator

    Administrative Assistant/ Marketing Coordinator Deborah Sext...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Cna

    Greystone Nursing and Rehab 121 Spring Valley Road, Cabot AR...
    Cabot, AR

  • Drivers

    drivers - crude & regionalmartin Transport is now hiring dri...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 1046 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online