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This Day In History: Cherokee Land Ceded To Government In The Treaty Of New Echota

Cherokee territory in northern Georgia (1830)
Cherokee territory in northern Georgia (1830)

Today is Dec. 29.  If we were to turn Georgia’s clock back 179 years to this date in 1835, we’d be witness to the signing of the Treaty of New Echota which effectively ceded Cherokee land in the southeast Appalachians to the U.S. Government.  Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the event with WABE’s Steve Goss.

A conversation with Dr. Clifford Kuhn