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Trail of TEars
Pilgrimage

High School students are invited to join us June 5-9, 2023, as we travel across East TN to learn about the Trail of Tears, indigenous culture, and how to reconcile with our past and live into our future as God's beloved community. The purpose of this trip is to understand East Tennessee's history surrounding the Cherokee Tribe, the Indian Removal Act of 1830, and the life and culture of the indigenous person in East Tennessee today. 

Details

Departure and Arrival:

The Diocesan House

814 Episcopal School Way

Knoxville, TN 37932

Cost:

$450

Includes travel, boarding, food, and tours for the week.

Tentative Itinerary

June 5, 2023

Depart from Knoxville, TN

Visit Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Vonore, TN

June 9, 2023

Blythe's Ferry, Cleveland, TN

Return to Knoxville, TN

June 8, 2023

New Echota State Park, Calhoun, GA

Kayaking

June 6, 2023

Hike the Trail of Tears in Sewanee, TN

June 7, 2023

Red Clay State Park, Cleveland, TN

**PLEASE NOTE: This is a very tentative schedule. The sites we visit are subject to change.

Questions? Interested in fundraising options? Please reach out to Caroline Wood at cwood@dioet.org

Moccasin Bend National Archeological District
Moccasin Bend National Archeological District

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Blythe's Ferry Cherokee Removal Park
Blythe's Ferry Cherokee Removal Park

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New Echota State Historic Site
New Echota State Historic Site

Cherokee Council House - New Echota State Historic Park

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Moccasin Bend National Archeological District
Moccasin Bend National Archeological District

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