In 1838 Cherokee people were forcibly taken from their homes, forced to walk more than a thousand miles, and removed to Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died and many are buried in unmarked graves along “The Trail Where They Cried.” During the removal at least 10 of the groups camped at what is now the city park in Steelville Missouri.
Funds will be used to create a memorial to the Cherokee People that passed through the Steelville Area. Our vision is to better understand our complicated past, so we might create a bright and resilient future for Steelville and the surrounding area.
You can make a difference by donating today to Steelville Area Historical Society.
Steelville Area Historical Society Trail of Tears Memorial
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.