Great Ways to Honor Native American Heritage Month – Tennessee
Tennessee is full of Native American history and attractions. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail runs east to west documenting the tragic story of the removal of Cherokee Indians from their ancestral homelands. The Cherokee Removal Memorial Park in Birchwood is now a multipurpose facility honoring the life of those who died during this period; the site features a memorial wall, scenic overlook and an interpretive visitor center. Additional sites of interest include Red Clay State Historic Park, the last seat of Cherokee national government; Museum Center at 5ive Points, telling the story of the Ocoee region; Hiwassee River Heritage Center and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, a museum honoring the life of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee writing system – just to name a few. When in Nashville, enjoy a drink at Neon Moon Coffee, a Native American-owned shop committed to uplifting Indigenous communities.