Native American Awareness Week Red Clay State Park Cherokee Council grounds. Red Clay served as a seat of the Cherokee Government from 1832 until the forced removal of the Cherokee in 1838. After years of frustrating efforts to insure the future of the Cherokee, Chief John Ross lost the battle, resulting in the surrendering of land and their forced removal. Red Clay is really where the Trail of Tears began, for it was at these council grounds, that the Cherokee learned just what they had lost. Red Clay seemed to be their last refuge before being moved westward from their homeland. Today, Red Clay Historical Park is a certified interpretive site on the Trail of Tears. 11 1/2 x 15 3/4 Archival Print- sized to be matted and framed in a 16 x 20 frame (not included) . A reproduction of an original acrylic painting by Artist Cathy Cooksey. Red Clay State Park in Cleveland, Tn was and still is a meeting place for the Cherokee Tribal Council Meetings. There are several Cherokee events held there during the year. There is also a very nice musuem on the grounds with tribal art and relics. This print is made with high quality archival inks and papers. Guaranteed not to fade or discolor. Do not hang in direct sunlight.