Painting of Trail of Tears

Painting of Trail of Tears,

Grade Level: Grades 3,4,5

Subjects: Math, English, Social Studies, Computer Technology and Information Skills

By Mary Lynn Duncan

Cowee Elementary School – Macon County Schools

In the beautiful mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina, Macon County was once the center of the Cherokee Nation. The area was rich in scenery, wildlife, gems and minerals, and all the resources of the Little Tennessee River. Once the Cherokee Nation flourished in Macon County, and now we are left with its legacy. On this website, intermediate level elementary students will explore the history and folklore of the Cherokees in Macon County, North Carolina.

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