Cherokee heritage and the Trail of Tears



NORTH FULTON, Ga. – On Tuesday, July 22 at Alpharetta City Hall at 7 p.m., the American Heritage Society of Georgia will present another historical and educational program for the communities of North Fulton: “Our Cherokee Heritage and the Trail of Tears . . . Who Were They? The Influence the Cherokee Nation had on America” as part of its Understanding the Foundation of America series.

Visitors will hear the stories of the Cherokee Nation and their endurance to the hardships and oppression and their determination against all odds that helped preserve their heritage here in America. Learn how they were a kindhearted, trusting people who adopted the American ways of government and how the first gold strike in the U.S. cost them their lands. Come hear the truth of their humble beginnings and reawakening as told by Cindi Crane, author of the book, “Roswell Redemption” and coordinator of the Roswell Cherokee Memorial.

Afterward, Crane will provide a book signing for her book. Artifacts, famous quotes and old Milton County maps will be available for viewing before and after this program. Signup interests for “Celebrating Our American Heritage” newsletter, various classes, tours and events will also be available.

Elena Matchen, a 15-year-old music student at Milton High School, will lead the program in patriotic song with a special presentation. Roger Wise Jr. will assist in opening ceremonies and introduction of the speaker.

The American Heritage Society of Georgia provides historical and educational programs and celebrations every fourth Tuesday of each month at Alpharetta City Hall at 7 p.m. Each meeting is free and open to the public. The organization networks with other organizations, communities, cities, businesses, families and individuals as an all-volunteer unified group of like-spirited and civic-minded American citizens of all ages who have a passion in life to make a difference in their communities by sharing their talents and time in helping restore America to its strong foundational principles.

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