CLEVELAND. (AP) -- A one-room cabin that was home to Cherokee leader John Ross before his 1835 arrest and forced move west on the Trail of Tears is about to get some repairs.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports that the Bradley County Commission plans a John Ross Cabin Advisory Committee to monitor improvements at the structure. County commissioners will consider a resolution June 7.

A family donated the property where the cabin is located near Red Clay, the last Cherokee council site before thousands of Cherokees were forced to leave their homes in Appalachia and travel what became known at the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma in 1838.


Information from: Cleveland Daily Banner,



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