Cherokee Eternal Flame

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Cherokee Eternal Flame

  • Birth 14 Dec 1921 Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 1983 Midway, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 7645403

Memorial Site. The Cherokees carried hot coals from their council fire at Red Clay on the removal to Oklahoma. In the 1950s, the flame was transported to Cherokee, North Carolina, and then in April 1984, ten Cherokee runners with torches returned the fire to Red Clay, demonstrating that the Cherokee spirit is unquenchable. Inscription: This Fire is a Memorial to Those People Who Suffered and Died on the Infamous Trail of Tears. It Also Commemorates the Reuniting of the Eastern and Western Cherokee Nations Here at Red Clay. Aug. 7, 1837 - April 6, 1984.

Bio by: Dustin Oliver


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  • Created by: Dustin Oliver
  • Added: 1 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7645403
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cherokee Eternal Flame (14 Dec 1921–17 Feb 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7645403, citing Red Clay State Historic Park, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Dustin Oliver (contributor 37143366) .