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Sep 18th - Sep 20th

Trail of Tears

  • Location: Waterloo, Alabama

Trail of Tears

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The bike run will be held on the 19th.

The Indian Removal Act of 1830 called for the voluntary or forcible removal of all Indians from the eastern United States to the state of Oklahoma. May of 1838 marked the deadline for voluntary native removal. So began the Cherokee "Trail of Tears," one of the darkest episodes in relations between the United States and Native Americans.As many as 4,000 deaths occurred because of this forced removal of civilized Native Americans from their rightful homes. In the end, members of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations suffered the same fate as the Cherokees. Join us as we honor those from the past who traveled this Trail of Tears. Let us learn from this mistake, accept each other as we are, and ride together in peace.Brought to you by the AL-TN Trail of Tears Corridor Association, Inc. (ATTOTCAI) Ride the official route that is recognized by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission as “dedicated to following the historical route to Waterloo, AL.”Always the 3rd Saturday of SeptemberRide at your own risk No registration & No fees to rideIt’s more than just a ride, it’s an experience…

Celebration will run from 2:00 p.m. on the 18th through 3:00 p.m. on the 20th of September.


Friday, September 18, 2020

2:00 PM - Vendors start opening
3:00 PM - Pow Wow opens in the Grand Arens
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Second Chantz on stage
4:00 PM - Living History soldier encampment
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Lance Price & Brother Big Band on stage

Saturday, September 19, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Walk to Remember - ceremonial walk from Second Creek bridge to the Point
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Kids' Corner: face painting, balloons, climbing wall, story time and games
10:00 AM - Vendors open for business
10:00 AM - Living History soldier encampment
11:00 AM - Pow Wow continues
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Ronda Ray on stage
1:00 PM - Aztec Dancers in the Pow Wow Grand Arena
1:30 PM - Pow Wow Grand Entry
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Common Ground on stage
3:30 PM - 27th Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride begins arriving
3:45 PM - Presentations in the Grand Arena
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Travis Wammack on stage
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (overnight) - Dixie Mafia on stage

Sunday, September 20, 2020

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Pow Wow and living history encampment
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Vendors open