Location: Georgia, USA         Length: 25 min

New Echota was the first capitol of the Cherokee Nation from 1825–1838 prior to the Cherokee's forced removal from the Southeast, marking the beginning of the "Trail of Tears." Although New Echota's historical significance had long been recognized, a Traditional Cultural Property study was initiated by the FHWA Georgia Division and the Georgia DOT to determine the continuing significance of New Echota in the lives of the Cherokee people. This video depicts the history of the Cherokee Nation and the meaning of New Echota.

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Cherokee Heritage Center

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Federal Highway Administration Georgia Division

Georgia Department of Transportation  (GDOT)

New Echota State Historic Site

United Keetowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma