The Submerged History of the Cherokee at Tellico.

Awiakta’s retelling of the event at Tellico in the 90’s is made even more poignant by a Google search in 2022. There is no harrowing tale of the cry of thousands of Cherokee people praying for the salvation of their heritage, there is no news story breaking the hearts of it’s readers, there is less than a sentence mentioning the Cherokee people on the TVA webpage: Telling the Story of Tellico.

In 1838 the Appalachian Cherokee were removed to Oklahoma; in 1979 they were erased at Tellico.