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The Chieftains Museum

Chieftans Museum

The Chieftains Museum 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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Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns
c/o Historic Preservation Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
2610 GA Hwy 155, SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Telephone: 770.389.7864
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