Welcome to the All Things Cherokee Travel Center. You can explore all sorts of interesting places that are significant to the Cherokee. There are several ways to start your virtual travels. You can browse destinations using the Google Map, an Alphabetical Listing, or by State Listing.
Alphabetical Listing: If you're looking for details on a specific site, find it fast and easy in this alphabetical list of sites.
Google Map: Using this map you can zoom in any of the sites (indicated with red thumbtack). If you click on a marker, a detail bubble will open with links to more details, photos, directions, area bed & breakfasts, and more. Use the +/- on the left to zoom in and out, and the arrows to navigate.
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State Listing: Looking to explore sites near your house, check out this list of sites by state to see what might be just around the corner.
June Featured Travel Site - Pea Ridge National Military Park
The Battle of Pea Ridge, March 7 & 8, 1862, was the first battle of the Civil War in which Indian troops participated. About 1,000 Cherokee, the 1st and 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles, fought for the Confederate Army led by Brigadier General Albert Pike. During the battle, these two Cherokee regiments routed two companies of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. Stand Watie, a Cherokee Colonel, commanded the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles.
Watie was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1864, making him the highest ranking Indian in the Confederate Army.
The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, with General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. However, the Indian troops reserved the right to surrender on their own terms. It wasn't until June 23, 1865 that Stand Watie surrendered, making him the last Confederate General to surrender.
The Battle of Pea Ridge was the only major battle in which Watie fought.
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June Featured Title - Gifts & Books
Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook
The book is organized around seven geographical hubs or communities within the orginal Cherokee homeland. Each chapeter covers sites, side trips, scenic drives, and events. Cherokee history, poems, stories, and philosophy enrich the text and reveal the imagination of the Cherokees past and present.
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