Chieftain’s Museum-Major Ridge Home

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.”

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Gary C. Daniels

Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a passion for history, archaeology, and astronomy. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.