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“Burial place of junaluska, betrayed by Andrew Jackson”
Review of Junaluska Museum

Junaluska Museum
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

the museaum has lots of indian artfacts and is going through some improvements. up the hill is the burial place of Junaluka, who after saving Andrew Jackson in the indian wars, went to see him to plead for justice from the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Jackson told him..""Sir, your audience is ended. There is nothing I can do for you,"[2] and when Junaluska saw his people being removed, he cried and looked toward the sky saying, "Oh my God, if I had known at the battle of the Horse Shoe [sic] what I know now, American history would have been differently written" Jackson also ignored Article 9 of the Treaty of Ghent that restored sovereignty to Indians and their nations. " I fought through the War Between the States and have seen many men shot, but the Cherokee Removal was the cruelest work I ever knew. ”

—- Georgia soldier who participated in the removal
And history says Andrew Jackson was a great man...

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This is a place kind of hidden in the area, but I believe it is worth visiting. There is a wonderful nature trail highlighting plants that the Cherokees used and probably still do for healing. You'll be familiar with ginseng, for instance. It is very peaceful there and there are some interesting relics and information available. I don't know why more people don't know about this. The only thing I can figure is that it is not well publicized by the county and that people don't see the sign. I encourage everyone to stop and take advantage of this hidden jewel.

2  Thank stargazerlilly2014
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a very small museum but with lots of local culture. I enjoyed walking thru the cemetery and taking in the scenic views and peace of the mountains. Keep in mind this is a small community museum that was created with lots of love by the local tribe.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Small museum but quaint. Nice sitting area around Grave site up the Hill. Picnic table needs to be Fixed. Broke when sat upon.OOPS!

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

I enjoyed visiting the museum twice within a week. Louisa was a great host and teller of stories. Learned a lot from her. Taking the Medicine Wheel hike was informative. Loved learning about the local plants and seeing Junaluska's grave. Great lover of the mountains.

1  Thank RebeccaSCVa
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