Ina, Ill. (Sept. 25, 2012) – Rend Lake College’s Institute of Lifelong Learning invites the public to attend a one-day class about the unforgettable journey of the Cherokee Indians.
Instructor Sid Milliner will share information about the facts that led up to the treaty resulting in the removal of Cherokee Indians from the southeastern states, their treatment on the Trail of Tears, and how they adjusted to a new hostile environment out west in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma.
Much of the information presented in this class comes directly from the journal of Rev. Daniel S. Butrick. Rev. Butrick went with Richard Taylor’s detachment on the Northern route through Southern Illinois.
The Cherokee Indians: Before, During, and After the Trail of Tears will be held from 1-3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 in the Historic One-Room Schoolhouse on the RLC main campus in Ina. The registration fee is $10. Refreshments are included.