“Research & Discovery” talk at the Rock Barn

We would like to once again thank the Cherokee County Historical Society , Director Stefanie Joyner, and Staff  for having us speak at the Rock Barn, in Canton, last Tuesday evening.

We also thank all of you who attended. We met and spoke with many interested (and interesting) people. There were attendees from Cherokee, Bartow, Cobb, and even Gwinnett Counties! A very nice group.

As always, there just isn’t enough time to cover everything in 30 -40 minutes. There was still a rather large group hanging out, talking, and sharing history when  “the lights finally turned off “.

If anyone is interested in further talks, meetings, classes, or discussions, please let us know and we will see about arranging something.

Contact us here at “Comment” or email: dautzenlein@aol.com

Remember, when it comes to historical research and discovery: Write it down… a short pencil beats a long memory!

 

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Oops! We forgot to mention that Georgia Backroads magazine…

… has an article about some of our research in the Spring 2018 IssueThe article is about searching for the lost location of the Cherokee Removal fort, Fort Buffington,

Georgia Backroads is the premier magazine of Georgia history. If you are not familiar with the magazine… check it out, wherever magazines are sold. You’ll be glad you did.

The last entries here at dautzenlein.com have been about the actual routes and roads taken by the Cherokee from the two Cherokee County Removal forts. This research came directly out of our fort research and we were feverishly trying to discover definitive proof of the actual routes in time for the June 26th, 180 year commemoration of the Removal.

We had our attention on this endeavor and forgot to mention Georgia Backroads.

 

 

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PowerPoint Slides from “Decoding the Keyes Map” Presentation

We have no video or narration available from Tuesday’s meeting but we do have the PowerPoint slides for those of you who have been asking. They are somewhat self explanatory.

Click on link below and then click on first image to start the slide show, which is on a 10 second automatic cycle. The slides can be paused, replayed, etc.

*March 2019 note: The slide presentation has been deleted and the research is now available in the updated and expanded report, Trail of Tears Round-up Routes: Fort Buffington and Sixes Encampment to Fort Wool at New Echota, available here.

 

 

 

” Decoding the Keyes Map” Presentation and Round Table

On March 20 2018, Vogt-Dautzenlein presented recent research findings, conclusions, and theories related to the 1838 Trail of Tears Roundup routes traversing Cherokee, Bartow, and Gordon Counties, Georgia.

An incredible group of knowledgeable people, including historians, academics, archaeologists, researchers, field researchers, museum directors, authors, and Georgia Trail of Tears members were in attendance.

We want to thank you all for attending and sharing information that could lead to the confirmation of both Trail of Tears Roundup Routes emanating from Cherokee County.

A big “Thanks” goes out to the Cherokee County Historical Society and its Director, Stefanie Joyner, for use of the Rock Barn and all their support in this effort.

 

 

 

 

Dautzenlein Updates: February 2018

It has been some time since our last post and much has happened! It is time to report briefly on two topics.

First, we have been working with Georgia Department of Transportation to provide them research and artifacts related to the possible site of Fort Buffington in Cherokee County, Georgia. We had the opportunity to meet and make formal presentations to GDOT personnel and their contractor on two occasions, and have had many informal consultations over the last 5 months.

Their report is due out later this spring with recommendations and conclusions related to the highway improvement and its impact on historical resources along the corridor.

Last summer, GDOT archaeologists ask us to stop any onsite research until their process was complete and we agreed. The result is that we have little new to report but would like to acknowledge their sincere interest and cooperation in preserving history.

Second, the “extra” time gleaned from our reduced, on-site research gave us time to re-visit the Trail of Tears Round-up routes, here in Cherokee County. As previously posted, our research has suggested different Cherokee Removal routes than those shown and described in National Park Service maps and reports.

We now believe we have the documentation and dautzenleins to make firm cases for both routes; the Fort Buffington and the Sixes Cantonment routes to Fort Wool at New Echota .

Stay tuned for the public announcement of the routes, sometime within the next few weeks!

 

 

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179th Anniversary of the Start of the Removal of the Cherokee Native Americans from Georgia

179 years ago today, the federalized Volunteer Georgia Militia began collecting the Cherokee for removal from Georgia. Countless elements came together to create this chapter of history.

Clashes of cultures have unfortunately been common throughout history on this planet. Our quest to find the site of Fort Buffington, a relic or artifact of such a clash,  is on-going and hopefully nearing its successful end.  Our motivation for finding this symbol is to preserve it and create an environment that fosters understandings of the factors that led to this troubling period of American history.

Our posting last May 25th is also still relevant. (Scroll down to read it)

Public Response to Request

We want to acknowledge those of you who have already responded to our  requests for clues and information about the historic Fort Buffington site location.

The community is coming together to help and we appreciate it.  We still need you to stay involved and assist us to find more evidence to confirm the location.

It will take a little while to answer emails and follow up on leads. Meanwhile, keep looking and asking friends and relatives if they have anything that may help. It will require “rock solid” proof to divert the bulldozers of a multi-million dollar project and we don’t have that… yet… but we can find it!