A small exhibition in Eagle’s Rest Park in Jasper, Georgia on Mount Oglethorpe relays the history of the forced relocation of Native Americans in the summer of 1838.
The large carved marble slab is part of the Trail of Tears Memorial to Native Americans who were forced to march over Mt. Oglethorpe and be relocated after President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830 that resulted in the U.S. Army moving approximately 46,000 Native Americans out of the South and into territory that eventually became Oklahoma.
Around 4,000 died, and the march became known as the Trail of Tears.
– Jan Schroder,The Georgia 100