Trail of Tears State Park

Jackson, Missouri

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Trail of Tears State Park is a place of both natural beauty and historical significance. The park’s name evokes the forced relocation of American Indians from their lands in the Southeast. Called Nunahi-DunaDlu-Hilu-I by natives, or “Trail where they cried,” their 800-mile trek passed by and through the park. It’s estimated that 4,000 people died during the trek to Indian Territory in what is now eastern Oklahoma. In 1987 Congress designated the Trail of Tears a National Historic Trail.
Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks

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Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)

Trail of Tears State Park is a place of both natural beauty and historical significance. The park’s name evokes the forced relocation of American Indians from their lands in the Southeast. Called Nunahi-DunaDlu-Hilu-I by natives, or “Trail where they cried,” their 800-mile trek passed by and through the park.

It’s estimated that 4,000 people died during the trek to Indian Territory in what is now eastern Oklahoma. In 1987 Congress designated the Trail of Tears a National Historic Trail.

©  Steve Henry/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Jackson
Season: Mississippi River CG: Year-round; Lake Boutin CG: May–Oct.
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Trail of Tears State Park

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