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Hall Tales, episode 4: How Cherokee lived, left
A cabin built c. 1780 near present day Ellijay was built by the parents of Cherokee leader White Path. The cabin now sits in Gainesville as part of the Northeast Georgia History Center. White Path frequently spoke out at the Cherokee national capitol at New Echota against ceding land to the white settlers.

How did Hall County play into the forced removal of Native Americans from the Southeast? Why was Corn Tassel hanged after his return to Hall from the Cherokee Nation?

Listen to Hall Tales host Johnny Vardeman talk with Cherokee historian Lamar Sneed and Glen Kyle, director of the Northeast Georgia History Center, about Hall County’s history with Native Americans — a story of treaties forged and fought over, gold and the Trail of Tears.

Hall Tales is a podcast series produced by The Times that explores the history of Hall County from recent events to those beyond living memory. Episodes publish twice a month through December, when the county will celebrate its 200th birthday.

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