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Stecoah’s First People

An exhibit in the east wing of Stecoah Valley Center is dedicated to the first inhabitants of Stecoah Valley – Cherokee farmers who managed to remain on their homeland after most had been forcibly relocated to Oklahoma in 1838 & 1839 under President Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policy. The Cherokee people called this journey the “Trail of Tears,” because of its devastating effects.

Stecoah Cherokee Exhibit

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