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Smithsonian Announces National Museum of the American Indian Launches New Online Materials About the American Indian Removal


September 9, 2019

New Lessons Are Based on Accurate and Comprehensive Native American History

September 8, 2019 - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is looking to change the narrative about American Indians in classrooms, transforming how teachers are teaching history to achieve a more inclusive, accurate and complete education. The Cherokee Nation was one of many Native nations to lose its lands to the United States. As part of its national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360 Degrees (NK360°), the National Museum of the American Indian has launched a new online educational resource available for educators and students titled, "The Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Nation Removal."

The new online materials, which incorporate the written Cherokee language, tell the story of the removal of the Cherokee people from their original homelands in the Southeast-Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. In particular, the digital lesson highlights the numerous strategic efforts of the Cherokee Nation to avoid removal and the Cherokee people's persistence in rebuilding their nation after ultimately being forced to move to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, during the 1830s.


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