Official Cherokee Nation
Band of the Cherokee Nation Website
In 1993, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law officially recognizing three groups as "legitimate American Indian tribes of Georgia"--the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe, and Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Council (OCGA sec. 44-12-300). Other than the name, the only identity of each named group provided in the law was its address.
However, four organizations each claim to be the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee recognized in OCGA sec. 44-12-300. GeorgiaInfo makes no judgment on the relative claims of each organization. We simply will provide links to the websites of any of the organizations that have educational information on Georgia Cherokee Indians.
Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee Website
Cherokee Indians (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
Indians of Georgia, Inc.
Museum of the
Trail of Tears
Cherokee Phoenix (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
U.S. Treaties with Georgia Cherokees
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S.
Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. 515 (1832)
U.S. Senate Debate on Cherokee Removal
1836 Letter from John Ross to Congress protesting the Treaty of New Echota
Indian Removal Act of 1830
Historical Background for "Where the Deer Ran"
The Genius of Sequoyah
Chief John Ross
Vann House Historic Site
Ross's Landing Historical Marker (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Confederate Gen. Stand Watie
The Cherokee Cases: The Confrontation of Law and Politics. (book review)
1830 Georgia Map Showing Cherokee Nation
History of Cherokee County, GA
Cherokee Indians in North Georgia
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