Cherokee Almanac

Brainerd Mission Cemetery

Reverend Daniel Butrick was a missionary to the Cherokees in the 1830s in present-day Chattanooga, Tennessee. His journal begins at the Brainerd Mission Station and is one of the only known detailed accounts of the atrocities of the Trail of Tears. Rev. Butrick recorded sickness and death in concentration camps, where thousands of Cherokees were kept before being forced on the trail.

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