The Chieftains on Chatillion Road in Rome was the home of wealthy Cherokee Major Ridge. The two-story house of sawed lumber, built around and earlier log cabin, overlooked the Ridge toll ferry across the Oostanaula River. Major Ridge and his son John signed the New Echota Treaty of 1835 and were assassinated for their part in the Cherokee removal on “The Trail of Tears.”
Gary C. Daniels
Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a M.A. degree in Communications from Georgia State University in Atlanta, a B.F.A. degree in TV Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an A.A. degree in Art from the College of Coastal Georgia. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel and History Channel. His History Channel appearance became the highest-rated episode in the network's history. He has a passion for Native American history and art. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.