Cherokee Treaty

Cherokee Treaty (HM1AD3)

Location: Marietta, GA 30060 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 57.198', W 84° 32.852'

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May 6, 1828

In 1808-1809, the Cherokee nation divided when some of its members decided to move west of the Mississippi River to pursue a hunter lifestyle where game was plentiful rather than live the more settled lifestyle prevalent in the east. A portion of tribal land in Georgia was ceded to the U.S. in exchange for land in Arkansas Territory. Disputes with neighboring tribes and encroachment of white settlers led the western (Arkansas) Cherokees to sign this treaty on May 6, 1828 that had them exchange their land again to move further west into the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). The treaty granted additional benefits to eastern Cherokees who chose to migrate, and it was hoped that enticement would lead them to peacefully relinquish all remaining claims to land in Georgia, including Cobb County. When further negotiations failed and the events of the Trail of Tears occurred a decade later, the eastern Cherokees were escorted to the Indian Territory to join those already settled there as a result of this treaty.
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 726630 N 3759687
Decimal Degrees33.95330000, -84.54753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.198', W 84° 32.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 11.88" N, 84° 32' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 191 Lawrence St NE, Marietta GA 30060, US
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