New Echota State Historic Site
For a more modern look at Native American history, you can visit the New Echota State Historic Site in Calhoun. New Echota is one of the earliest examples of tribal self-government and was also the origination point of the Trail of Tears for the Cherokee people.
Today, you can visit 12 original and reconstructed buildings including the Council House and Print Shop, which is the location of the first Indian language newspaper published.
This site was abandoned for over 100 years and only reopened to tell its story in 1962.