I'm starting some work on the Trail of Tears. I'm finding that what is available on the National Parks sites doesn't tell the story well and the information is all mixed in with other park material.. Here is a map of the Trail routes showing current city names and highways.
“The soldiers came and took us from home. They first surrounded our house and they took the mare while we were at work in the fields and they drove us out of doors and did not permit us to take anything with us, not even a second change of clothes…They marched us to Ross’ Landing (Chattanooga), and still on foot, even our little children, and they sent us off .”
Oo-loo-cha, widow of Sweet Water, 1842