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Partial funding for this project provided by U.S. National Park Service Challenge Cost-Share (NPS/USDI-J7700066018) and (NPS/USDI-J770003316) and the Department of Geology, the Department of Forestry, the College of Science, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Vice-Chancellor of Research at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Special thanks to Aneesa Lehman, Omkar Reddy, Colleen Lindsay, Andrew Podoll, Phil Szymcek and the BIG students for field assistance and data processing; Dr. John Burde and Dr. Charles Ruffner of the Department of Forestry; Trail of Tears Association, Illinois Chapter, including board members Sandra Boaz, Joe Crabb, Sue Glasco, Gary Hacker, Harvey Henson, Cheryl Jett and Rowena McClinton; the late Geneva Wiggs and daughter Billie Kaye Hamlin; Juanita Whiteside and Terry Choate of the Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society; Mr. & Mrs. Joe Bigham, Darrel Dexter, Marie Exler, and Tony Gerard.
Large maps created by Harvey Henson in the Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Exhibit created by Karen Frailey and Harvey Henson with contribution from the TOTA Illinois Chapter Board of Directors.
Technical assistance and exhibit preparation provided by Bob DeHoet, Education Director with the University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Traveling exhibit sponsored by WSIU and arranged by Vickie Devenport, Outreach Director, WSIU at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Aneesa Lehman, Omkar Reddy, Colleen Lindsay and Harvey Henson, 2007. Locating Possible Trail of Tears Graves with Ground-Penetrating Radar, Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 100(1): 35-36.
Charles R. Logan, 1997. The Promised Land: The Cherokees, Arkansas, and Removal, 1794-1839, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Series, Little Rock, AR.
Chloe Davis and Ruby Henderson, 1989. The Silkwood Inn, Turner Publishing, Franklin, County, IL.
Darrel Dexter, 2000. Exodus Across Egypt: The Cherokee Trail of Tears Through Southern Illinois, The Saga of Southern Illinois, 27(2):2-23.
Gary Moulton, 1985. The Papers of Chief John Ross: 1807-1839, 1840-1866, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK.
Harvey Henson and Phil Szymcek, 2005. Locating Lost Graves Along the Trail of Tears Using
Non-Invasive Geophysical Methods, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 37(5):93.
Illinois Chapter TOTA, 2007. The Trail of Tears Through Illinois, brochure, The Illinois Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association.
J. M. Peck, 1837. A Gazetteer of Illinois, (second edition), Grigg and Elliot, Philadelphia.
Mark Wagner, 2003. Archival and Historical Investigations for the Cherokee Trail of Tears in Union County, Illinois, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, NPS Technical Report 03-2.
National Park Service, 1992. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail: Comprehensive Management and Use Plan -- Map Supplement, United States Department of the Interior, Denver Service Center, Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., Maps 5761.
Oklahoma Chapter TOTA, 1998. Cherokee Removal ;The Journal of Rev. Daniel S. Butrick, May 19, 1838 – April 1, 1839, Monograph 1. The Oklahoma Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association.
Russell Thornton, 1992. The Cherokees: A Population History, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London.
U.S. Government, 1830. The Indian Removal Act of 1830.
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