Trail of Tears Fort Site Survives Time, the Plow

Manley, Brendan
March 2010
Military History;Mar2010, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p11
The article reports on relics and historical remnants found by archaeologists at the site of Fort Armistead in East Tennessee, by which displaced Choctaw, Seminole, Creek, Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians reportedly passed in the 1830s, traveling the Trail of Tears. The author believes the Armistead site to be an extremely rare and important discovery since only a few traces remain of most the forts built by the U.S. government. Since the U.S. Forest Service purchased the plot in 2005, researchers reportedly found a number of period items.


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